Photos present smoke rising excessive into the air throughout Poplar, east London, and drifting throughout the town.
Emergency companies dashed to Providence Wharf, an upmarket condominium advanced beside River Thames, at round 9am. The eighth, month and tenth flooring of the 19-storey constructing are alight, experiences My London.
A neighborhood resident, who lives on the tenth flooring, was alerted to the fire by the neighbours’ Whatsapp group.
“They simply stated ‘fire’ and posted updates and pictures,” she stated.
“There is not any fire alarm or sprinklers in the flats.”
She added that residents have all been evacuated.
The resident added: “People have been caught on their balconies and shouting for assist. Horrible.
“The fire is out so now we have come again in now. I’m simply hoping there aren’t any casualties.”
London Fire Brigade despatched 15 engines and 100 firefighters, who stay on the scene.
Pictures and movies circulating on Twitter present the blaze a number of tales excessive, with smoke rising into the air.
A London Fire Brigade spokesman stated: “Twenty fire engines and round 125 firefighters have been known as to a fire at a block of flats on Fairmont Avenue in Poplar.
“Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a 19-storey block. Parts of the eighth, ninth and tenth flooring are alight.
“The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers have taken 13 calls to the fire.
“The Brigade was known as at 0855. Fire crews from Poplar, Millwall, Shadwell, Plaistow, Whitechapel and surrounding fire stations are on the scene.
“The reason behind the fire just isn’t recognized at this stage.”
The reason behind the fire just isn’t recognized.
London Ambulance Service are additionally on the scene.
It stated: “We have responded alongside the London Fire Brigade to a fire in a residential constructing in Poplar.
“Quite a few crews, together with from the Hazardous Area Response Team and The London Ambulance Service Emergency Planning & Resilience Officers are on the scene.”