Manor Park blaze: 100 firefighters get tower block fire under control

Fire fighters are tackling a blaze on the 13th floor of a block of flats in Grantham Road, Manor Park

Firefighters have successfully tackled a blaze on the 13th floor of a block of flats in Grantham Road, Manor Park - Credit: Google

About 100 firefighters worked tirelessly to tackle a blaze at a block of flats in Manor Park earlier today.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called just before 3pm to a 15-storey building on Grantham Road, where the entirety of a flat on the 14th floor was alight alongside half of a flat on the 13th floor.

About 60 people left the building before crews arrived, LFB said.

The Brigade's 999 control officers took more than 50 calls to the blaze, which was under control by 4.46pm.

Fire crews using 15 engines from Ilford, Stratford, Leytonstone, Plaistow, Dagenham and surrounding fire stations were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by both the LFB and Met Police.

In a statement issued in the aftermath of the fire, Newham mayor Rokhsana Fiaz expressed her gratitude that nobody was seriously injured.

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"My deepest thanks to the heroic efforts of the London Fire Brigade and emergency services who rushed to the scene to help our residents," said Ms Fiaz.

"Officers from Newham Council were rapidly deployed to the scene as soon as to support the emergency effort, including supporting residents who had left their flats before the emergency services arrived. 

"All residents of floors 12, 13 and 14 will be unable to return home due to fire and smoke damage. 

"Our officers are working with all these households affected to find emergency temporary accommodation until they can return home; though all other residents have been allowed back into the block."

The mayor added that the affected tower block is brick-built, and did not have any ACM cladding.