Firefighters stopped a fire from completely destroying a home in Welling on Wednesday ( July 14 ).

The London Fire Brigade were called to a house fire on South Gypsy Road at around 10.56 pm.

The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 16 calls to the fire.

Sub Officer Tim Sammons, who was at the scene, said: “We were called to reports of a car alight that had spread up the outside of the house.

“There were a number of mobility scooters parked outside which had caught alight and were producing a large amount of smoke and flames.

“Everyone was out of the building before we arrived, and crews worked incredibly hard to prevent further damage to the inside of the property and to neighbouring properties.

“Our fire investigation dogs also attended to help identify any ignitable substances present.”

The exterior soffits, fascia and guttering of a semi-detached house were destroyed by fire.

Part of the front face of the building and part of the hallway were also damaged and a car, five mobility scooters and skip contents in front of the property were destroyed by the blaze.

The Brigade confirmed that the fire was under control by 0030.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.