Six fire engines tackle flat fire on Lower Mardyke Avenue.

Electricity shut down for two hours as firefighters rush to make area safe.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled a flat fire on Lower Mardyke Avenue in Rainham yesterday Sunday 26 June.

A four-roomed flat on the first floor of a residential block was destroyed by fire. One man left the building with a neighbour before the Brigade arrived and was assessed on scene.

Station Commander Jim Chapman was at the scene with firefighters who remained there for the evening.

“Due to the nature of the fire, the electricity supply to the road had to be shut down whilst crews continue to work as quickly as possible to make the scene safe,” said the station commander.

Ward councillors Trevor McKeever and Matt Stanton were also at the scene. Councillor McKeever worked closely with the Mardyke Community centre who opened its doors to house any local in need.

The Brigade was called at 15:19 and the fire was under control by 16:44. Fire crews from Wennington, Hornchurch, East Ham and surrounding fire stations attended the scene. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The fire damaged flat on Lower Mardyke Avenue.

2 thoughts on “Six fire engines tackle flat fire on Lower Mardyke Avenue.

  • 3rd July 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Opps! Councillors Trever McKeever ( The Mayor) and Matt Stanton are not ward Councillors. Three Tory women were elected. No ,it, them or they from me. Men are Men and Women are Women We need to stand up to these so called Woke idiots.

  • 3rd July 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Sorry if this location has been moved into Beam Reach by ward border changes. At this time due to a malfunction on the Havering site, I cannot check the named location to see where it is. The Mardyke Estate itself. should still be in Rainham ward.from what I have heard from a ex-councillor. He may, of course, be wrong. My ex councillor of 32 years wife cannot assist. I suspect that these new councillors elected for Beam Reach could be attending the scene especially with the connection Councillor McKeever has with the area. Maybe you could let me know just where this location is in relation to the ward itself.
    Best regards
    Terry .


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