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Family escape blaze in Bethnal Green after being woken up by smoke

PUBLISHED: 09:42 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:48 14 May 2018

Poyser Street in Bethnal Green where family escaped when house caught fire. Picture source: Google

Poyser Street in Bethnal Green where family escaped when house caught fire. Picture source: Google

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A family were woken in the night when fire swept through their home in Bethnal Green.

Fire crews were called to the blaze in Poyser Street off Old Bethnal Green Road, at 6am today.

They used thermal-imaging cameras to search for anyone still in the building—but the family managed to get out in time. There were no injuries.

The father was woken by thick smoke at 6am and got his wife, teenage son and family friend to safety before the fire brigade arrived.

A timber shed caught light and spread to the semi-detached house near the Cambridge Heath Road railway arches, engulfing the roof and causing some smoke damage to other floors.

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze which completely destroyed the shed and half the first floor of the house.

It took the 20 firefighters an hour to bring the blaze under control, but they managed to prevent it reaching neighbouring properties.

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