Chingford fire: Homes evacuated after huge fire erupts at Poundland store in north London


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A huge blaze broke out at a Poundland store in Chingford

Almost 100 firefighters raced to the tantrum to tackle the blaze on Old Church Road, which broke out shortly ahead 7pm tonight.

Police are treating the incident as suspicious and said three suspects liberal the area «soon after the fire started».

Photos shared on societal media showed large plumes of smoke rosing high into the air as interested locals looked on.

I’ve never perceived one as big as this, this fire is massive

Jonathan Boyce

Eyewitness Jonathan Boyce, 37, who burns nearby, told the Evening Standard: «On the way back I saw this black smoke meet up out of Poundland.

«It escalated really quickly, I can see flames coming out of the windows to the apartments. I’ve not in a million years seen one as big as this.

«This fire is massive. I haven’t seen anybody yell or being dramatic but I think the whole roof is on fire.»

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Supervise are treating the fire on Old Church Road as suspicious

A London Fire Brigade spokesman guessed: «Fifteen fire engines and 97 firefighters and officers are tackling a outburst in a discount store on Old Church Road in Chingford.

«Half of the ground planking is alight. Part of the first floor and roof is also on fire. The Brigade was required at 6:54pm.

«Fire crews from Chingford and surrounding fire spots are at the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.»

A Metropolitan The long arm of the law spokesman said: «Police on patrol in Waltham Forest came across a give someone his at a shop in Chingford Mount at 18:54pm.

«Officers, London Ambulance Waiting and London Fire Brigade attended and found the store ablaze. At this ancient stage, there are no reported injuries.

«Nearby properties have been go away fromed as a precaution. No arrests have been made.

«At this early spot, the fire is being treated as suspicious. Three suspects were seen to abandon the area soon after the fire started.»


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