Lewisham fire: Blaze breaks out in London high-rise as 60 firefighters attend

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 15, 2018

The blaze, in a flat on the 12th floor of the building on Elmira Street, Lewisham, started at 04:14 BST and was under control by 05:23.

Among the first memorials was a vigil at a church near to the block, where the names of the 72 victims were read out at 1.30am - near to the time of the fire's breaking out.

Almost 60 firefighters and eight fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze on the 12th floor of the block in Elmira Street, Lewisham, at 4.14am.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) is investigating the cause and the Metropolitan Police said there had been no reported injuries.

"The Brigade was called at 4.14am".

One person commented on Twitter to claim the fire alarms failed to go off.

Another added: "Fire in RomaCorte building in Lewisham and no fire alarm was set off".

The UK is remembering a awful fire in a block of flats that happened in London one year ago. So grateful to the people in the buildings opposite screaming their tits off to alert us.

Crews from Deptford, New Cross and Lewisham were among the 58 firefighters at the scene, while police and ambulance staff were also present.

Dozens of firefighters battled a blaze in a 20-storey apartment block in Lewisham in south London early on Thursday.

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