180 people were evacuated after a fire broke out in a 20-storey block of flats in Elmira Street in Lewisham around 4:10am this morning. Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a flat in Elmira Street, Lewisham.
Most of the balcony and part of a four-roomed flat on the 13th floor of a 20 storey block were damaged by the fire. Around 180 people left the building before the Brigade arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 16 calls to the fire.
The Brigade was called at 0414 and the fire was under control at 0523. Firefighters from Lee Green, Deptford, New Cross, Forest Hill, Lewisham and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.