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Man treated by ambulance crews after Chessington shop fire as cause remains under investigation – Get Surrey

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One man was treated by ambulance crews following a fire at a shop with flats above in Hook, near Chessington .

London Fire Brigade said that the cause of the blaze, which was attended by ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters on Friday afternoon (July 5), is currently under investigation.

Part of the ground floor and first floor of the building in Hook Road, a branch of Nicholls Residential estate agents, were damaged by the fire, as well as half of the roof and loft conversion.

A small part of the roof of an adjoining shop and a single storey lean-to at the rear of the property were also damaged, according to the London Fire Brigade.

Sylvie Napier, a neighbour, said at the scene: “I was coming back from Leatherhead and saw black smoke, I thought someone was having a bonfire.

“As I got closer, I saw the fence at the back of the estate agents was alight. Then the fire made its way up to the roof.

“It’s the people who live there I feel sorry for. I don’t know them, but it must be a shock to come home and find that.”

In a statement, the fire service said that five people left the building before firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after 3.03pm.

Crews from Sutton, Kingston, Wimbledon, Surbiton, Twickenham and surrounding fire stations attended, with the fire being brought under control by 6.19pm.

SurreyLive provided live updates of the incident, a recap of which can be read here .

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