South-east London tower-block blaze introduced below management

South-east London tower-block blaze brought under control

a castle on a train track with trees in the background: A fire in south-east London led to a tower block being evacuated (London Fire Brigade/PA)

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A fireplace in south-east London led to a tower block being evacuated (London Fireplace Brigade/PA)

A blaze at a south-east London tower block has been introduced “below management” after the constructing was evacuated, London Fireplace Brigade (LFB) has stated.

The brigade stated 12 fireplace engines and round 80 firefighters had been known as to the scene on Childers Avenue, Deptford.

A flat on the highest ground of a six-storey block and the roof had been alight, main two individuals to depart the flat and forcing firefighters to evacuate the remainder of the block.

a car parked on the side of a building: The blaze broke out on Wednesday evening (@agnesglomama/PA)

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The blaze broke out on Wednesday night (@agnesglomama/PA)

There have been no experiences of accidents, Station Commander Emma Carr stated.

“Two individuals left the affected flat and firefighters evacuated the remainder of the block as a precaution because of the quantity of smoke.

“This was a difficult incident because of the fireplace being in a roof hatch and firefighters labored exhausting to deliver it below management.

“Aerial ladder platforms had been used to deal with the blaze within the roof from peak.”

Earlier, plumes of smoke had been seen billowing from the tower block.

Firefighters had been alerted at 7.26pm and 34 calls had been made to the management room.

Native resident Agnes Agyepong stated: “I turned the nook in the direction of Childers Avenue and noticed residents and bystanders standing out on the road.

“After I regarded up I noticed the highest of the block of flats engulfed in flames.

“Thick black smoke was popping out as effectively.

“Youngsters had been witnessing this.

“Ashes had been blowing on the street.”

Ms Agyepong stated: “The temper was very sombre… individuals couldn’t imagine that they’re on lockdown, and now this has occurred on high of all the pieces else.”

Fireplace crews from the south London districts of Deptford, New Cross, Greenwich, Previous Kent Street, Lewisham and surrounding fireplace stations assisted on the scene.

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