Firefighters tackle blaze at block of flats in south-east London

Oor 80 firefighters are tackling a fire at a 17-storey block of flats in south-east Londen.

A dozen fire engines were at the scene of the fire in St Mark’s Square, Bromley, London fire brigade (LFB) gesê.

Half of a five-room flat on the 15th floor of the block was alight and part of the roof was also on fire. Firefighters were called at 11.58am on Sunday and were still at the scene.

The brigade’s 999 control centre received 88 calls alerting it to the blaze.

Fire crews came from Bromley, Beckenham, Addington, Woodside, Lewisham, Forest Hill, Sidcup and Croydon and surrounding fire stations.

The cause of the fire was not known.

Footage posted on social media showed flames and black smoke coming from one part of a slanted roof. Further footage showed firefighters on the roof with the flames apparently extinguished.

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