Three flee blaze at 20-storey Royal Docks tower block

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About 60 firefighters fought the flames at a 20-storey tower block in Western Gateway, Royal Docks, early this morning (February 13). - Credit: LFB

A fire broke out at a 20-storey tower block in the early hours of this morning forcing three women to flee a flat.

Eight fire engines and about 60 firefighters were called to the blaze at a block of flats in Western Gateway, Royal Docks today (Saturday, February 13).

Half a balcony and part of a flat on the second floor were damaged. The flames also scorched half a third story balcony.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said there were no reports of any injuries.

The fire was reported at 4.38am and under control by 6.54am.


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Crews from Plaistow, Millwall, Stratford, Shadwell and surrounding fire stations were at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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