13th floor blaze in block of flats under control

Around 100 firefighters have brought a blaze on the 13th floor of a block of flats in Newham, east London under control.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said one of its 64-metre turntable ladders – the highest firefighting ladder in Europe – attended the scene on Grantham Road in Manor Park, to deal with the fire in a 15-storey building.

Fire at a block of flats in Newham, east London on 21/06/ 22. Credit – Terrence Stamp.

LFB said it was called at 2.47pm and about 60 people left the building before firefighters arrived.

Half of a flat on the 13th floor and the whole of a flat on the 14th floor was damaged by fire.

Fire crews from Ilford, Stratford, Leytonstone, Plaistow, Dagenham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene, LFB said.

Fire at a block of flats in Newham, east London on 21/06/ 22. Credit – Terrence Stamp.

LFB’s 999 control officers took 50 calls about the blaze.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.


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