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Eleven evacuated after roof of Hoe Street building collapses

A large section of Hoe Street was closed this morning after part of a roof collapsed. No-one was reported injured

Hoe Street was closed for several hours this morning following the incident, Credit: Google Streetview

Eleven people were evacuated from flats on Hoe Street after the partial roof collapse of a building early this morning. 

Firefighters were called to the scene at 03:48am after part of the roof fascia and the parapet on the first floor of the building, which houses a shop, collapsed. No one was reported injured. 

A 25-metre cordon was put in place as a precaution and Hoe Street was initially closed between The Bakers Arms pub and Granville Road. 

According to the London Fire Brigade, the incident was over for firefighters by 05:17am. One fire engine from Walthamstow Fire Station and three fire rescue units from Edmonton, Croydon and Heston fire stations attended the scene.

On social media, Waltham Forest Council said that the roof collapse led to “debris being in the road”.

As traffic site Inrix reported, the incident caused travel disruption and delays during rush hour this morning as a significant section of Hoe Street from Selbourne Road to Lea Bridge Road, was temporarily closed.

It’s unclear why further sections of the road were closed after the incident was declared dealt with by the London Fire Brigade. Waltham Forest Council were contacted for comment. 

At 11:31am, the council tweeted to say Hoe Street was completely re-opened. 

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