Firefighters tackle blaze at tower block

Around 80 people had to be evacuated from a tower block in Rayleigh Road after a seventh floor flat was on fire. 

Around 80 people had to be evacuated from a tower block in Rayleigh Road after a seventh floor flat was on fire. - Credit: Peter Hunt

Around 80 people had to be evacuated from a Silvertown tower block after firefighters tackled a flat fire on the seventh floor. 

The incident took place in a building on Rayleigh Road and firefighters were called to reports of the blaze at 12.12am on Tuesday, June 1.

Residents at the Eastern Quay building where the fire took place have lodged complaints about cladding issues there. 

Residents at the Eastern Quay building on the waterfront in Silvertown where the fire took place have said they have lodged complaints about cladding issues there. - Credit: Peter Hunt

There were no reports of any injuries.

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters fought the flames, which the brigade described as "extremely visible".

The cause of the fire in Silvertown is under investigation and there were no reports of any injuries. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation and there were no reports of any injuries. - Credit: LFB

The cause of the fire is under investigation and the brigade's 999 control took 34 calls about the incident.


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Fire crews from Plaistow, Millwall, East Ham, Stratford, Shadwell, East Greenwich, Whitechapel and Barking fire stations attended the scene and the fire was under control by 1.26am.

The fire was extremely visible and the Brigade's 999 control took 34 calls to the blaze. 

The fire was "extremely visible" and the brigade's 999 control took 34 calls to the blaze. - Credit: LFB



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