Clapton fire Major blaze engulfs block of flats in east London

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. #UpperClapton Latest: The London Fire Brigade currently have 80 firefighters at the scene. A drone is being used to survey the incident providing imagery from an aerial view. pic.twitter.com/snRVvENEsl— London 999 Feed (@999London) September 16, 2019 Crews from Stoke Newington, Homerton, Bethnal Green, Islington, Holloway, Shoreditch and surrounding fire stations were at the scene. Firefighters will be on scene at the #Hackney fire throughout the night. Part of the roof of the building remains alight. Crews led one woman to safety from the first floor and there are no reports of any injuries at this stage https://t.co/j58L0yv7qA pic.twitter.com/Bg1O1qShpQ— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) September 16, 2019 Around 80 firefighters have been called to a major blaze in east London after a block of flats went up in flames.London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 12 engines were called to Harry Zeital Way in Clapton at around 10.40pm on Monday.Images posted on social media appeared to show a fire burning at a multi-storey apartment block.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.The cause of the blaze is not yet known. LFB said they were making “steady progress” in tackling the fire.One woman was led to safety by firefighters but there are no reports of injuries , LFB said.Crews are expected to be at the scene throughout the night. read more