Donations flooded in to help those affected by a serious fire in Stoneleigh over the weekend.

The fire occurred on Saturday (April 27) at Rembrandt Court in Stoneleigh, engulfing multiple properties in the residential area in clouds of flames and smoke.

Fire crews from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) rushed to contain the blaze, with support from regional fire crews, South East Ambulance Service (SECAmb) and Surrey Police.

In the wake of the incident, crowd-funding efforts to raise money for those affected were launched, and received an outpouring of support from residents in the area.

A Just Giving fundraising page was set up by community members via the Stoneleigh and Auriol Residents Association (SARA) page, and had received over £4,000 by Monday morning (April 29).

A spokesperson for SARA said: "Six families lost their homes in a major fire in Stoneleigh, Surrey, on Saturday night (April 27). Fortunately there were no injuries, but they have lost everything.

"Residents have set up this page to provide essential support and items for them at this difficult and challenging time."

SFRS said that the blaze was so severe that crews from London Fire Brigade (LFB) and Sutton, Surbiton, New Malden, Wallington had all sent crews to help subdue the fire, which they managed to do after hours of firefighting late on Saturday.

Describing the incident in real time on Twitter Saturday, SFRS said: "6 properties involved in (the) fire - Roof and first floors well alight."

"Six residential buildings alight - Aerial ladder platform from Leatherhead in operation - Fire-fighting operations in progress..."

SFRS later said the coordinated efforts of the multiple fire crews at the scene had successfully put out the blaze, while firemen remained overnight to prevent any "hotspots" from renewing the fire.

There were no reports of any serious injuries as a result of the fire, though several of the properties involved were severely damaged from the severity of the inferno.

Epsom and Ewell Council (EEBC) meanwhile that they had supported the emergency services during the rescue operation and had since sent a team to investigate the fire.

On Sunday, EEBC said: "We have been supporting the fire service with a fire that occurred in Stoneleigh last night.

"We had specialists attend and our various teams are aware and ready to provide any necessary assistance."

By noon on Monday, the fundraising page had received 166 donations totalling £4,286.

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