No casualties reported in fire at East London flats

London [UK]: No casualties have been reported in the fire that broke out at Samuel Garside House by Riverside Barking in East London on Sunday, London Fire Brigade confirmed.

The fire was doused within an hour by firefighters.

Peter Mason, Chairman of the Riverside Barking Housing Association told ANI in London, “We understand that there was a fire in one of the balconies and the result of that was that it spread from that balcony all the way up to five floors and then spread across at least four floors.”

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters were present at the scene of the incident to douse the blaze, said London Fire Brigade.

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The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The blaze took hold at around 3:30 pm (local time).


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