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A derelict building on fire in The Avenue was tackled by 15 firefighters last night

A derelict building on fire was tackled by 15 firefighters last night.

It happened on The Avenue at 6pm.

The fire was in the basement of a three-storey building, believed to be the Ingress Abbey Gatehouse.

The building on fire on The Avenue, Greenhithe

The building on fire on The Avenue, Greenhithe

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used a jet, hosereel and hydrant to tackle the fire.

The crews were there for 25 minutes.

The building on fire

The building on fire

Earlier in the day, fire crews were called to a block of flats after fire broke out in an electrical cupboard in the stairwell. 

Crews ventilated the property using a fan.

The fire destroyed the unit but there were no reports of any injuries.

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