Seventy-two firefighters have been sent to a flat fire in east London.
One person has been treated for smoke inhalation, according to police, after flames engulfed a third-floor flat in Bethnal Green on Saturday afternoon.
Footage from bystanders showed huge flames bursting through the windows of the building as smoke billowed into the sky.
The roof was also “completely damaged”, London Fire Brigade told The Independent, as video from the scene showed flames rising through it.
The service said: “Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers are tackling a flat fire on Turin Street in Bethnal Green.
“The whole of a flat on the third floor and roof is also alight. The brigade’s 999 control took nearly 50 calls.
“The brigade was called at 4.25pm. Firefighters from Bethnal Green and surrounding fire stations are attending the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”
Tower Hamlets police said: “Police were called by the …
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