Three flats destroyed and six more damaged by fire in block
An investigation is under way after a fire at a housing association block of flats destroyed three homes and damaged six more.
A three-storey block of flats in Painesfield Drive, Chertsey, owned by A2Dominion Housing Association was hit by fire at around 12.30pm yesterday (Monday).
Fire crews were called to a blaze in one flat but had to spend almost six hours fighting the fire after it is thought to have spread.
Three flats were destroyed by fire while smoke and water damaged a further six. No people were injured but nine households were evacuated to the nearby Eileen Tozer Day Centre as a temporary shelter.
Runnymede Council said it was working with A2Dominion helping the nine households find temporary accommodation while investigators look into how the fire started.