No reported injuries at huge Deptford fire

No reported injuries at huge Deptford fire

Twelve fire engines and approximately 80 firefighters were called to a fire at a block of flats on Childers Street in Deptford earlier this evening.

Half of a flat on the top floor of a six-storey block and half of the roof were alight.

Station Commander Emma Carr, who is at the scene, said: “Two people left the affected flat and firefighters evacuated the rest of the block as a precaution due to the amount of smoke.

“There are no reports of any injuries at this stage.

“This is a challenging incident due to the fire being in a roof hatch and firefighters are working hard to bring it under control.

“Aerial ladder platforms are being used to tackle the blaze in the roof from height.”

There have been 35 calls to Brigade’s 999 Control Officers in relation to   the fire.

Fire crews from Deptford, New Cross, Greenwich, Old Kent Road, Lewisham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

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