A few minutes ago, a huge blaze breaks out in London. So far more than 70 firefighters are battling with the flames, after the fire breaks out at a block of flats in east London.
According to the Mirror, the block of flats is in De Pass Gardens, Barking in London, where smoke can be seen billowing towards the sky. The bad news were confirmed by the London Fire Brigade. According to them, there are 15 fire engines and around 100 firefighters in the affected area.
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Nearby residents had been evacuated and road closures are also being put in place by the police. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that there had been no injuries reported. The force is assisting London Fire Brigade with closures to roads around the area, the Metro reports.
We’ve currently got 15 fire engines and around 100 firefighters attending a fire at a block of flats in #Barking. Ground floor to the sixth floor are alight. https://t.co/fHtGyRtbgD pic.twitter.com/NXqaCuWDO2
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In a statement, the London Fire Brigade said: “The Brigade was called at 3.31pm and is still at the scene. Fire crews from Barking, Dagenham, East Ham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene. The cause of the is not known at this stage.”
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