FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze at a residential care home in Goodmayes on Wednesday.
Crews from Ilford and Dagenham fire stations attended the scene on Airthrie Road at 10.43pm, extinguishing it at 11.35pm.
Care home staff evacuated eight people before the Brigade arrived.
Part of the first floor and roof were damaged by the fire.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation at time of publication.