Around 80 Firefighters Are Battling A Blaze At A Block Of Flats In Bethnal Green

2 July 2017, 14:38 | Updated: 2 July 2017, 14:44

The block of flats on fire in Mace Street, Bethnal Green, is still under construction.

Around 80 firefighters are battling a fire that has broken out at a new block of flats in Bethnal Green, London. 

London Fire Brigade confirmed that 12 fire engines were dispatched to the residential block, which is still under construction, on Mace Street at 11:01.

A statement from the London Fire Brigade said: "Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters and officers have been called to a fire at a building under construction on Bow Wharf, Wennington Road E3.

"The third floor and roof of the four storey residential block are fully alight. A small part of the first and second floors are also affected.

"The Brigade was called at 1110. Crews from Bethnal Green, Homerton, Shadwell, Shoreditch, Whitechapel, Poplar, Millwall and other surrounding fire stations are at the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage."

Local people have been taking to twitter, sharing their horror at the blaze. 

The London Fire Brigade have confirmed that the fire is now under control. 

The news comes just a week after another block of flats in Bethnal Green caught fire, and less than a month after the devastating fire that swept through Grenfell Tower in Kensington that killed at least 80 people.

If you're worried about the what to do in case of a fire in your block of flats, follow the advice from the London Fire Brigade.