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Monday, 10 June 2019

Huge Fire Rips Through Newly Built Block Of Flats In East London

Fire rips through newly built block of flats in east London

Twenty flats have been destroyed by a huge fire in a newly built block of flats in east London. Fifteen fire engines and 100 firefighters were deployed to tackle the blaze on De Pass Gardens in Barking on Sunday afternoon. 

Devastating footage shows the building engulfed from the ground to the sixth floor. One man and one woman were treated at the scene after suffering from smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported. A Met Police spokesperson described the blaze as a ‘major incident’. The cause of the fire, which is now under control, is not yet known.

Fire rips through newly built block of flats in east London
A further 10 flats were damaged by heat and smoke, with an investigation launched into how the fire broke out. Station manager Andy Maloney said: ‘Crews worked really hard to put the fire out. 

‘Any residents who are affected by the fire are advised to go to the rest centre at Thames View Community Centre on Bastable Road. Transport is available from De Pass Gardens to take people there.’ 

A spokesman for the L&Q Group, which oversaw the regeneration project in east London, said: ‘This property was built by a private company and is now owned by a private landlord. As we have a large presence in the area, we have arranged for staff to open up our local office so we can assist residents.’
Around 100 firefighters are working to tackle the fire at the scene on De Pass Gardens in Barking.


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