Van erupts in fire, burning Mare Street shop

Two people injured

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Joanne Ellis

Photo courtesy of Joanna Ellis

Two men, one with serious injuries, have been taken to hospital following what some have described as a van exploding, outside a convenience shop on Mare Street. The man with very serious injuries was taken to a trauma centre.

The fire gutted the spray foam insulation van, badly affecting the shop and the first floor flat above it.

Four fire engines from Bethnal Green and Stoke Newington with 20 fire fighters, brought the blaze under control in just over an hour.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Parts of Mare Street near Richmond Road remains closed.

 

 

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Remi Makinde Hackney Hive founder, publisher and contributor. Hackneyite and all round Girl Friday, who couldn't wait to leave Hackney and London behind her. After hitching her wagon in California, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana for 18 years, with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned happy to put an unconventional and risqué past behind her. She is owned by her two dogs Deffer(a Jack Russell & Darcy a Jack Russell/Pomeranian mix) and runs a London based pet sitting business. The big smoke is home for the moment, but she desperately yearns wide open spaces, where she hopes to call home in the near future.

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