Fire in East London tower block, days after Grenfell Tower

Firefighters attended the scene. Pic: Agnes Bel

A fire broke out in an East London block of flats early this morning, with four fire engines being called to the scene.

Emergency services responded after receiving 36 calls regarding the blaze on Tarling Street

The fire is thought to have begun on the rooftop of the building with firefighters battling the flames for over an hour before extinguishing it at around 2.24am.

Investigation teams are now looking to source the cause of the fire.

The Metropolitan Police have tweeted that there were no injuries as a result of the fire.


This comes just three days after a fire broke out in a West London tower block leaving 17 people dead and hundreds without a home. Firefighters are still currently at the scene in Grenfell Tower.

Following the Grenfell Tower atrocity questions are now being asked about fire safety regulations in tower blocks with the focus being on ex Croydon MP and Housing Minister Gavin Barwell, whom was due to be reviewing these regulations, specifically focusing on fire safety in tower blocks.

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