Fire in tower block sends dozens fleeing for safety in Stratford east

first_img“Fire engines from Stratford, Plaistow, Leyton, East Ham, Bethnal Green and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.”The cause of the fire is not yet known and is currently under investigation. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers have been called to a fire in a flat on Leather Gardens #Stratford More info follows pic.twitter.com/OtAozEwZUe— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) April 16, 2018 About 100 people were forced to flee their homes after a fire broke out in a 17th-floor flat in east London.A total of 58 firefighters rushed to the scene on Leather Gardens, Straford, after 999 operators received dozens of calls from concerned members of the public.The blaze had engulfed the flat, leaving it completely destroyed.Pictures from social media showed flames and thick black smoke billowing from the flat’s windows.London Fire Brigade, which received the first reports of the fire at about 1.20am on Monday, said there were no reports of any injuries.center_img The fire was brought under control by about 2.50am.A spokesman for the fire service said: “The brigade’s 999 control officers took 26 calls to the fire. Tower fire in Stratford pic.twitter.com/ulgRcDZyJS— Shay (@i_JustaDream) April 16, 2018last_img

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