Around 40 firefighters tackled a fire at a house in Leyton this morning (October 7).

The London Fire Brigade dispatched crews to Adelaide Road at around 11am after receiving 20 999 calls.

The fire brigade says two properties have been damaged with two extensions destroyed.

The fire was brought under control by 12.18pm with six fire engines and around 40 firefighters from Leyton, Leytonstone, Walthamstow, and Homerton attending.

Station Commander Shaun Coltress, who was at the scene, said: "The fire had started in a brick-built extension to the rear of a mid-terraced house and spread inside the property and to a similar building at the rear of the house next door.

"Both the extensions were badly damaged and the ground floor of one house was also damaged.

"There was a lot of smoke making it a very visible fire, prompting a high number of calls to our control officers.

"Firefighters worked quickly to bring the blaze under control and limit damage to the adjacent property."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.