Fire at tower block in Elmira Street, Lewisham

Elias Hubbard
June 14, 2018

Up to eight fire engines and 58 firefighters raced to the complex in Elmira Street, Lewisham in south east London.

Crews were called to a fire on the 13th floor of the 20-storey block at 4.14am.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said around 150 people left the building before the fire brigade arrived and a sprinkler system "suppressed" the fire.

Mayda, another witness, also tweeted: "Woken up by the sound of London Fire Brigade trucks".

The London Fire brigade, which sent eight fire engines and almost 60 firefighters to the incident, said that a sprinkler system inside the tower was activated and suppressed the fire. Firefighters from Lee Green, Deptford, New Cross, Forest Hill, Lewisham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

"The Brigade was called at 0414".

The fire is one year to the day since the tragic Grenfell fire which claimed the lives of 72 people. The cause of the fire is under investigation. But thankful for the firefighters who kept this from spreading this morning, and neighbors who banged on each others door since the fire alarm did not sound.

A third, Yusuf Ali, wrote: "Fire in #RomaCorte building #Lewisham and no fire alarm was set off". So grateful to the people in the buildings opposite screaming their tits off to alert us.

It is not yet known if there have been any injuries due to the blaze.

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