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Travellers are being faced with severe delays and cancellations after a track-side fire at Gatwick Airport has left two of the four tracks out of use.
The fire happened at 5.15pm and was extinguished by rail workers.
Commuters are being advised to check here at the National Rail Enquiries website or to contact the train company to see if their journey will be affected.
INFO: The 17:32 Victoria to Brighton is cancelled due to line side fire in the Gatwick area.From @GatwickExpress on Twitter:
Tl: In regards to the line-side fire at Gatwick some lines have now reopened. However there may be some delays. ApologiesFrom @FirstCC on Twitter:
INFO: Due to line side fire in Gatwick area this is currently casuing disruptions. More to follow pls keep an eye on tweets.From @SouthernRailUK on Twitter:
Owing to a line-side fire at Gatwick Airport all lines are current blocked. Will update ASAPFrom @FirstCC on Twitter:
Initial reports that four people were missing after a house fire in east London were unfounded, the fire brigade said today.
A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said the roof was destroyed and a large part of the ground and first floors damaged.
– London Fire Brigade
"The fire caused severe damage to the house and the roof was destroyed. Crews rescued a man from the rear of the house using a ladder. Both men have been taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Due to the reports that other people might be trapped, our fire crews performed an extensive search of the building, and fortunately have confirmed that no one else was involved. Our fire investigation unit is now working to find out what caused the blaze."
About 60 firefighters attended the blaze and rescued one man from the roof of the building. Another escaped before crews arrived, the fire brigade said.
– Station manager Daniel Alie,
The fire caused severe damage to the house and the roof was destroyed. Crews rescued a man from the rear of the house using a ladder.
Both men have been taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Our fire investigation unit is now working to find out what caused the blaze.
The building is believed to have been disused. Its roof was destroyed by the blaze and a large section of the ground and first floors were badly damaged, a spokesman added.
Four people are missing and two men have been taken to hospital after a house fire in east London, emergency services said.
Eight fire engines were called to Romford Road in Forest Gate, east London, at 3.15am after flames engulfed the property.
Firefighters rescued one man from the ground floor and another from the second floor, London Fire Brigade said, and they have been taken to hospital where they are being treated for smoke inhalation
An appeal from a doctor who lost his family in a house fire in Essex will be shown on the BBC's Crimewatch programme this evening.
Dr Abdul Shakoor's wife and five children died in the fire at Harlow in October last year. Their deaths are being treated as murder.
Tom Barton's report contains a reconstruction of the events that some viewers might find distressing.