Fire erupts in Lewisham tower block one year after Grenfell

Evarado Alatorre
Junio 15, 2018

The fire has broken out on the 12th floor of a 20 storey block.

Lewisham Council said it was helping with the evacuation, and said at 07:37 BST that residents were being allowed to return to the building.

A sprinkler system was activated and suppressed the fire, as 16 calls were made about the blaze.

Almost 60 firefighters and eight fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze on the 12th floor of the block in Elmira Street, Lewisham, at 4.14am.

One person commented on Twitter to claim the fire alarms failed to go off.

Yusif Ali tweeted: 'Fire in Roma Corte building, Lewisham and no fire alarm was set off.

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

The UK is remembering a awful fire in a block of flats that happened in London one year ago.

He said they were alerted by people in buildings opposite screaming at them. The cause of the fire is under investigation, LFB added.

The UK has gathered to remember the 72 victims of the Grenfell Tower fire with moments of silence being marked by victims' families.

It is not yet known if there have been any injuries due to the blaze.

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