Man escapes flat fire in North Woolwich while 20 evacuated

PUBLISHED: 13:25 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:25 28 January 2013


A man escaped from a fire in North Woolwich while around twenty other people were evacuated.

An ambulance was called for the man, who was suffering from shock and smoke inhalation.

The fire, which happened in the early hours of yesterday morning, damaged part of a flat on the sixth floor of the eight floors block of flats on Gallions Road.

Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters from East Ham, Plaistow, and Silvertown fire stations were at the scene.

The Brigade was called just before 7am and the fire was under control just after 8am. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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