Tue. Jul 5th, 2022

Around 40 firefighters fought a massive blaze that broke out at a rooftop terrace on The Mall in Stratford, central London, with fire crews expected to remain on site throughout the night

A huge fire broke out on a rooftop terrace on The Mall in Stratford
A huge fire broke out on a rooftop terrace on The Mall in Stratford

Firefighters have been battling a huge blaze that has ripped through a rooftop restaurant at the Stratford shopping central London.

Footage shows flames lighting up the night sky with the fire well-established on the roof of the five-storey building on Friday night.

London Fire Brigade said that six fire engines and around 40 firefighters fought the blaze at the restaurant on The Mall in Stratford.

It said that “most of a roof terrace restaurant was alight.”

There have been no injuries so far reported.

Station Commander Dave Hill, who was at the scene, said: “One of the Brigade’s 32-meter turntable ladders was used as an observation tower, providing crews with an aerial view of the incident and helping to increase situational awareness.







London Fire Brigade said that crews are set to stay at the site all night
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“The lighting capability was also used on the turntable ladder, assisting as crews worked in dark conditions.”

The blaze has now been brought under control but fire crews are expected to remain at the site all night and into the morning.

The fire brigade stated: “Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled a fire at a roof terrace restaurant on The Mall in Stratford.

“Most of an open air restaurant on the roof of a five-storey building was alight. There are currently no reports of any injuries.

“The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 17 calls to the blaze.”

The fire brigade said that the cause of the blaze is now under investigation.

It said: “Firefighters are expected to remain on scene tonight. Great Eastern Road is closed in both directions.

“The Brigade was called at 00.07 and the fire was under control by 00.51. Fire crews from Stratford, Leytonstone, Poplar, Leyton and Bethnal Green fire stations attended the scene.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

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