Thank you to the fire fighters keeping us safe in Wood Green following the fire that broke out in Wood Green on the evening of Sunday 7 March.
I’ve received an update from Haringey Council today (Monday 8 March) confirming that the fire is out and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Thanks to staff from neighbouring Crystal Kebab for assisting displaced residents of the seven flats above the shop in the immediate aftermath of the fire. The Council continue to work with the landlord of the property to provide any necessary support for displaced residents during this difficult time.
Update from the fire brigade as of Sunday evening.
“Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were called to a fire at a shop with flats above on High Road in Wood Green.
Part of the roof and the basement of the building were alight. The entire extraction system from the basement level to the roof was also alight.
Station Commander Nathan Hobson, who was at the scene, said: “The fire had travelled via the extraction system to the roof of the building and crews worked swiftly to bring the fire under control.
“Seven people left the building before the Brigade arrived.
“High Road is closed whilst crews continue to work to make the scene safe and we urge people to avoid the area.
“There was smoke in the area and local residents were encouraged to keep their windows and doors closed.”
The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took nine calls to the blaze.
The Brigade was called at 1804 and the fire was under control by 2039. Fire crews from Tottenham, Hornsey, Southgate, Edmonton and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.”