London: 120 firefighters fight ‘intense fire’ in Deptford apartment complexes | Firefighters

A major fire has broken out in a block of flats in south-east London, where more than 100 firefighters have tackled the fire.

It was first reported at. 1 p.m., but 20 fire trucks and 120 crews remained at the scene in Creek Road, Deptford more than five hours later.

The London Fire Brigade said 13 people had been evacuated from the building and said there had been no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Station Manager Ian Smith of LFB said: “This is an intense fire located in the roof of the building and firefighters are working hard under challenging conditions.

“There is a lot of smoke from the incident and we will ask local residents to close their doors and windows.”

Residents told the Press Association that at that time there was construction work on the apartment block with scaffolding visible around the building’s walls.

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