Firefighters Battle Blaze At High-rise Flat In Lewisham On Anniversary Of Grenfell Tower Tragedy


FIREFIGHTERS in South London battled a blaze at high-rise flats in the early hours of this morning.

Eight fire engines were called to the scene in Lewisham shortly after 4am this morning.

PA:Press Association The blaze in Lewisham this morning

Crews were called to a fire on the 12th floor of the 20-storey block in Elmira Street, Lewisham, at 4.14am.

The high-rise blaze comes just one year after the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Nearly 60 firefighters attended the scene, with ambulance crews and police officers also present.

Crews from Lee Green, Deptford, New Cross, Forest Hill and Lewisham are among those tackling the fire, the London Fire Brigade said.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

On Twitter, Metropolitan Police said the fire is extinguished and the road will soon re-open.


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