Residents evacuated after Manor Park flats fire
Firefighters were called to a blaze at a block of flats in Manor Park on Friday morning.
Part of the roof of the three-storey building in Jack Cornwell Street was alight and 12 people were evacuated from the top floor by crews who arrived at 8.20am.
Ten people were eventually allowed back into their homes by 9.30am, and the fire was under control by 10.05am.
Residents living in two flats damaged by the fire were not allowed back into their homes and were put in the care of Newham Council’s housing team.
The engines arrived at the scene from Ilford and Stratford stations and a specialist fire rescue unit arrived from East Ham, equipped with a turntable ladder, shortly afterwards.
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In total, 20 firefighters were called to the incident.
Two fire engines are currently at the building to ensure the scene remains safe.
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Station manager Paul Szemerej said: “The fire was contained to the roof area. As a precaution, 12 people were originally evacuated.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.