Firefighters tackle blaze in East Ham
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Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a ground floor flat in East Ham.
Four engines and roughly 20 crew are fighting to bring the fire under control in Boleyn Road, East Ham, after getting the call at 5.25pm.
About a quarter of the five-room flat was alight, according to a spokeswoman for the London Fire Brigade. Up to 20 firefighters from East Ham, Barking and Stratford are currently at the scene.
A nearby resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “There is smoke coming from the back side of the block of flats.
“The smell of smoke is really quite strong and there are three fire engines already, so it looks serious.
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“People are lining up outside and the firefighters – who were taking in ladders and hooking up hoses – are keeping people away from the area.”
The brigade spokeswoman said it did not appear that anyone was trapped inside the building. The cause of the fire is unknwon at this stage.
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