Ilford house fire: Child and adults forced to flee ‘destroyed’ burning building

Significant parts of the ground floor and the roof were destroyed by the fire.

A child and three adults were forced to flee a burning building in Ilford which was partly “destroyed” by a house fire.

Firefighters rushed to Mortlake Road, Ilford, in Redbridge, earlier this afternoon (Thursday, July 14) after reports a mid-terraced house was ablaze.

Significant parts of the ground floor and the roof were destroyed by the fire. Photo: Instagram @ig1_ig2

Significant parts of the ground floor and the roof were destroyed by the fire.

Videos shared on the IG1_IG2 Instagram page show thick, dark grey smoke gushing from a small house in a row of terraced properties, with firefighters braving battling back the flames with hoses.

A child and three adults were forced to flee a burning building in Ilford which was partly “destroyed” by a house fire. Photo: Instagram @ig1_ig2

Three adults and one child left the property before the crews arrived, and one woman was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation and burns.

Four fire engines and 25 firefighters were called to the scene at 1.12pm, and the blaze was under control by 1.58pm.

A spokesperson for the London fire brigade (LFB) said: “Fire crews from Ilford, Stratford, Dagenham and Plaistow attended the scene.

“The cause of the fire will be investigated.”