Man rescued as nearly 100 firefighters tackle 'dramatic' Canning Town blaze

By Rob Virtue on February 17, 2014 11:43 AM |

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Fire crews tackling a warehouse blaze in Canning Town on Saturday night rescued a man from the first floor of the burning building.

Fifteen fire engines from across the capital and two cherry pickers were used in the incident at Shipman Road which began around 11pm.

The roof and a large part of the second and third floors were damaged. Crew in breathing apparatus rescued the man, who was treated in hospital for burns and smoke inhalation.

Station Manager Philip Morton, who was at the scene, said: "The fire was large and it looked dramatic when crews arrived.

"Firefighters worked hard to bring the fire under control, and crews rescued a man who was later taken to hospital by paramedics. The building was badly damaged in the blaze and fire investigators are now looking into what caused it."

The cause of the fire, which was under control just before 2am, is being investigatied.

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