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Lewisham fire: Blaze breaks out at high-rise flat on anniversary of Grenfell Tower disaster

Mirror logo Mirror 14/06/2018 Neil Murphy
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A fire broke out at a block of flats in south east London on Thursday morning, forcing its residents to flee.

Firefighters managed to put out the blaze at the Roma Corte complex on Elmira Street in Lewisham, south east London.

Footage from the scene shows how flames damaged an apartment on the 12th floor of the building.

Footage posted to Twitter captured the blaze © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Footage posted to Twitter captured the blaze A statement form the London Fire Brigade said: "Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers have been called to a fire in a flat in Elmira Street, Lewisham.

"The Brigade was called at 0414. Firefighters from Lee Green, Deptford, New Cross, Forest Hill, Lewisham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

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

a tall building in a city: Resident were forced to flee the building © Twitter/@Lunacyfer Resident were forced to flee the building One Twitter user claimed that the building's fire alarm failed to go off and left residents without a warning.

Yusif Ali said: "Fire in #RomaCorte building Lewisham and no fire alarm was set off. Instead get woken up to the sound of people screaming there was a fire. Horrible!"

It is still unclear if there were any injuries due to the blaze.

The incident happened on the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster which will be commemorated with a 24 hour vigil and silent walk later today.

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