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Stratford fire: Residents flee homes as blaze breaks out in tower block

PUBLISHED: 08:48 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:04 16 April 2018

Fire broke out in a 17th floor flat in Leather Gardens early this morning. Picture: Twitter/i_JustaDream

Fire broke out in a 17th floor flat in Leather Gardens early this morning. Picture: Twitter/i_JustaDream

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About 100 people fled their homes early this morning when flames ripped through a Stratford tower block.

The fire destroyed a flat on the 17th floor in Leather Gardens.

More than two dozen 999 calls were made after the blaze broke out shortly before 1.30am, according to London Fire Brigade.

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters attended the scene.

The Brigade said about 100 people managed to escape the building before fire crews arrived.

Fire damage to the tower block in Leather Gardens. Picture: Ken MearsFire damage to the tower block in Leather Gardens. Picture: Ken Mears

The fire was under control by 3am with no injuries reported.

Fire engines from Stratford, Plaistow, Leyton, East Ham, Bethnal Green and surrounding fire stations attended.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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