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Fire breaks out in Mile End tower block

FIRE: The blaze at the block in Mile End (Photo credit: @claireux)

A FIRE has broken out in a 22-storey tower block in Mile End, east London and eight fire engines and 58 firefighters are currently battling the blaze.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) say half of a flat on the 12th floor of a tower block is alight in Wellington Way, Mile End.

The Brigade received over 90 calls to the fire and were first called at about 12.30pm. Crews from Bethnal Green, Shadwell, Stratford and Whitechapel are in attendance.

At this stage, the LFB say the cause of the fire is unknown.

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said:

"Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers have been called to a flat fire in Wellington Way, Mile End.

"Half of a flat on the 12th floor is alight.

"The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers have taken more than 80 calls to the fire."

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