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Fire temporarily forces 100 people out of homes in Plaistow block

PUBLISHED: 09:41 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:42 05 May 2017

Emergency services at the scene of the fire in Victoria Road, Plaistow. Picture: Newham Union

Emergency services at the scene of the fire in Victoria Road, Plaistow. Picture: Newham Union

Newham Union

Approximately 100 people living in a 16-storey residential block had to vacate their homes yesterday evening as a result of a fire.

Firefighters were called to Victoria Gardens in Victoria Road, Plaistow, at 6.35pm to tackle a fire on the balcony of a seventh-floor flat.

Residents were not able to re-enter the building until 10.22pm, although the blaze was brought under control at 7.10pm.

No-one was thought to be injured.

Police assisted by helping to move people with disabilities out of the block and implementing local road closures.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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