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20 fire engines tackling fire at flats in Deptford: Residents nearby should ‘close their doors and windows’

Twenty fire engines are currently at the scene at a block of flats in Creek Road, Deptford.

The fire is located on the roof of the flats, emergency services are at the scene to tackle the blaze this afternoon (26 April).

Creek Road is closed in both directions at the junction of Gonson Street. Both the 188 and 199 bus routes have been affected by the road closure.

London Fire Brigade said: “Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are dealing with a fire on the roof of a block of flats on Creek Road in Deptford.

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“The Brigade was called at 1303. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage. Fire crews from Deptford and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.”


Update: 3:55pm

London Fire Brigade have now sent twenty fire engines and around 120 firefighters to deal with a fire on the roof of a block of flats on Creek Road in Deptford.

Around 13 people left the building before the Brigade arrived. Thankfully, there have been no reports of any injuries.

Station Commander Ian Smith, who is at the scene said: “This is an intense fire located in the roof of the building and fire crews are working hard in challenging conditions. We’ve increased the number of fire engines because of the need for more firefighters in breathing apparatus.

“There is a lot of smoke from the incident and we’d ask local residents to close their doors and windows.”

The Brigade was called at 1303. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage. Fire crews from Deptford and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.