Wennington fire: Council statement

Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Update on Wennington fire incident from Havering Council at 6.42pm on 19 July 2022

Andrew Blake-Herbert, Havering Council Chief Executive, said:

“We are working hard to help London Fire Brigade respond to a large fire in Wennington, Rainham.

"Staff are on the ground to help local people.

"A rest centre may be opened to help any residents who are unable to go to family or friends’ homes if needed.

"We need people to avoid the Wennington area if at all possible and need local people to keep doors and windows closed to protect from smoke and ash."