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Occupants Evacuated from London High-Rise Fire

Fire on 12th floor of 20-story high-rise

 

 

LONDON (BBC) – About 180 people were evacuated as a fire broke out in a 20-storey tower block in south London.

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.

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters were sent to the scene.

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

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