Thursday 8 December 2016

Terror as high rise block of London flats goes on fire

Published 11/06/2016 | 15:46

Police and Firefighters at a block of flats in Brixton, London where a fire broke out and 50 people had to be evacuated
Police and Firefighters at a block of flats in Brixton, London where a fire broke out and 50 people had to be evacuated
The scene at a block of flats in Brixton, London after a fire broke out and 50 people had to be evacuated
Firefighters at a block of flats in Brixton, London where a fire broke out and 50 people had to be evacuated
Firefighters at a block of flats in Brixton, London where a fire broke out and 50 people had to be evacuated.
A firefighter at a block of flats in Brixton, London where a fire broke out and 50 people had to be evacuated

More than 50 people have been evacuated from a London high-rise block of flats after a blaze engulfed the lower floors.

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Smoke was sent billowing out of the 16-storey property on Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, which could be seen for miles around the capital on Saturday.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said they were called at around 1.20pm and that the blaze was under control by 2.44pm. He said they took 36 emergency calls in relation to the fire.

At its height, 10 fire engines and 72 firefighters were tackling the blaze which is thought to have originated in a ground floor flat. The fire also damaged flats on the next two floors.

Firefighters at a block of flats in Brixton, London where a fire broke out and 50 people had to be evacuated.
Firefighters at a block of flats in Brixton, London where a fire broke out and 50 people had to be evacuated.

The LFB spokesman said the cause of the blaze is yet to be established and is being investigated.

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