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Fire breaks out in eight-storey Beckton tower block

PUBLISHED: 15:11 26 July 2018

The fire was in a top floor flat in Beckton. Picture: London Fire Brigade/Twitter

The fire was in a top floor flat in Beckton. Picture: London Fire Brigade/Twitter

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A fire broke out in an eight-storey block of flats in Beckton this afternoon.

The fire was in a top floor flat in Beckton. Picture: London Fire Brigade/TwitterThe fire was in a top floor flat in Beckton. Picture: London Fire Brigade/Twitter

The fire broke out in a top floor flat in the block in Shackleton Way, before spreading out onto the balcony and then onto the balcony of the flat below.

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters tackled the flames.

Residents evacuated the building and no injuries have been reported.

Fire crews from Barking, Walthamstow, Stratford and Ilford attended the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to London Fire Brigade.

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