Wednesday, February 21

Firefighters battle blaze Bethnal Green’s flats in east London (Video)



Four people have been rescued in a fire at a flat in Bethnal Green, East London. A video footage shows a fire burning on the roof of the flat. And firefighters are working hard to put out the blaze.

Emergency services were called around 3.30am after the blaze broke out in the roof of a block of flats in Hadleigh Close, Bethnal Green.

Dramatic footage showed the fire ripping through the building as crews fought to bring the flames under control.

Ten engines and some 80 firefighters attended. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said in a statement two people had been rescued from a flat on the fourth floor via a 13.5 metre ladder.

Another person was rescued from the fourth floor via an internal staircase. The fire was brought under control by 5.40am, LFB said.

Crews from Bethnal Green and surrounding fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.