Hackney Fire: Woman lead to safety as 80 firefighters tackle blaze at block of flats

16 September 2019, 23:27

Firefighters tackle the blaze
Firefighters tackle the blaze. Picture: Stanley Johnson / Twitter
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

A woman has been led to safety after fire broke out at an east London apartment block.

London Fire Brigade said 12 fire engines and around 80 firefighters were called to a fire at a block of flats on Harry Zeital Way in Hackney just before Midnight on Monday.

Firefighters tackled the blaze through the night
Firefighters tackled the blaze through the night. Picture: LBC

Part of an external balcony from the ground to the fifth floor was alight at a block of flats, LFB said, with more than 65 emergency calls received about the fire.

London Fire Brigade confirmed fire crews led one female resident to safety.

LFB said the fire was brought under control shortly after 3am, but warned that firefighters will remain on the scene through the day as small pockets of fire remain.

Crews from Stoke Newington, Homerton, Bethnal Green, Islington, Holloway, Shoreditch and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.