Congregation of 300 evacuated from burning Shoreditch church
- Credit: Google street view
A congregation of 300 was evacuated from Wesley’s Chapel yesterday, when the electrical room in its basement caught fire because of a faulty fuse box.
It took 20 firefighters using four fire engines an hour and a half to fight the blaze. They had it under control by 2pm.
Part of the electrical room in the basement of the methodist church was damaged.
The museum at the church is closed, because it has been left without electricity, and its phones, emails and lights are not working.
Administrators at the church in City Road, Shoreditch said the efficiency of the London Fire Brigade had saved them “from what might have been a very serious disaster”.
You may also want to watch:
“We thank God that, once again, we know what it means to feel like a brand plucked from the burning,” they said in a statement.
- 1 Massive drugs haul suspected to be worth over £1million seized in Hackney
- 2 Drug dealer who killed "beloved" Hackney father convicted
- 3 Anti-lockdown and vaccination camp remains in Hackney Downs after a week
- 4 Homerton gardens renamed to sever slave trader ties and celebrate community hero
- 5 Scenes from Ridley Road Market during lockdown captured by photographer
- 6 Upcoming Hackney and Islington road and rail disruptions
- 7 Hackney barber to Lebron James and Anthony Joshua has skills recognised
- 8 Calling anyone born on this day in 1982 for a documentary
- 9 £3m Hackney Central station revamp begins
- 10 Twenty-five firefighters put out blaze at a Hackney shop