Massive fires blaze in shops on Ilford High Road; aftermath looks like bomb damage.
Titles read: "ILFORD - FIRE! BIGGEST SINCE BLITZ".
Various shots of shops on Ilford High Road burning at night. Mass of flames belch out of the windows. Firemen fight the blaze. Shop fronts burning; one of the shops was a furniture store. Smoke belching from rooftops. Crowds watch.
Various shots show the aftermath of the fire the following morning, with wrecked shops and debris lying about. Looks like bomb damage. Twisted girders of the buildings. Shop dummies strewn about. Damaged goods in the remains of the stores including dressing tables in the furniture shop.