Fire destroys derelict Welling church hall roof

News Shopper: The scene in Welling on Saturday afternoon (pic from Twitter by ‏@TONYAJ59). The scene in Welling on Saturday afternoon (pic from Twitter by ‏@TONYAJ59).

A fire at a derelict church hall in Welling destroyed its roof and required dozens of firefighters to bring under control.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to the blaze in William Foster Lane at around 2.30pm on Saturday.

The fire was under control by 4.38pm.

Fire engines from Plumstead, Eltham, Bexley, Bromley and Sidcup fire stations attended.

No-one was injured but the roof was completely destroyed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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