80 firefighters tackle huge blaze at London block of flats

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  • May 20, 2020
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Dramatic footage shows plumes of smoke billowing into the sky after a fire erupted at a block of flats in south-east London.

Around 80 firefighters were called to the tower block in Deptford this evening and remain at the scene. It is not yet known what caused the inferno.

The London Fire Brigade said around 80 firefighters and twelve fire engines had been sent to the scene, where a flat on the sixth floor and part of the roof was alight.

Thick smoke rising from the building could be seen across the capital while video footage shows firefighters attempting to extinguish the blaze with an aerial device.

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This evening : Firefighters in #London are tackling a fire at a block of flats in #Deptford , part of the roof of the building is also alight. Twelve fire engines are now at the scene

Video : agnesglomamapic.twitter.com/5q8VgKXZ15

— Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) May 20, 2020

Taking to Twitter, one witness said: ‘Just went for an evening walk with my kids and witnessed a fire block on flames in Deptford, South East London.

‘Another block of flats on fire in London. Praying all the occupants are safe.’

At around 8.25pm Andrew King shared a video appearing to show the main fire being out out and London Fire Brigade ‘damping down’.

The brigade’s 999 control officers have taken 34 calls regarding the fire. The service was first called just after 7.25pm.

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