100 people leave Stratford block of flats after fire breaks out


Firefighters were called to a block of flats in Warton Road, Stratford shortly before 10am this morning (January 26) - Credit: LFB

A second-floor flat was damaged by a fire in Stratford this morning (January 26).

Eight fire engines and 40 crew members were called to a block of flats in Warton Road at 9.52am.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said two people left the flat and around 100 others left the building before the crews arrived.

There were no reported injuries.

LFB said part of a three-room flat was damaged by the fire, which was under control by 10.42am.

Crews from Stratford, Poplar, Leytonstone, Plaistow and other stations were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.