Horror fire rips through top-floor flat of tower block in East London

Horror fire rips through top-floor flat of tower block in East London

A HORROR fire has broken out at a tower block in East London.

Fifteen fire engines and around 125 firefighters are battling the inferno in North Woolwich.

Footage on social media shows the fire ripping through the building in Newham
Footage on social media shows the fire ripping through the building in NewhamCredit: Twitter

A four-roomed flat on the 17th floor of the building on Manwood Street is completely alight, London Fire Brigade said.

The London Fire Brigade were called at 12.49pm to reports of the blaze.

Chilling footage on social media shows the fire ripping through the top floor of the tower in Newham.

It is not clear if anyone has been hurt.

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The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers have taken more than 105 calls to the blaze.

The cause of the fire is now known at this time.

Fire crews from Shadwell, Dowgate, Dockhead, Shoreditch and surrounding fire stations are at the scene. 

Firefighters are also tackling a fire involving around one hectare of grass opposite the block at the junction between Manwood Street and Silverland Street.

It comes after the London Fire Brigade declared a major incident yesterday as fires raged across the capital in the heatwave.

Homes were destroyed and locals forced to flee following a blaze in Wennington in Greater London.

A huge fire in Dartford, Kent, also left a street looking “like a warzone” as houses were gutted.

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Tom Hussey

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