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Fire hits Deptford block of flats

Courtesy Andrew King

A fire broken out over the past hour at a block of flats in Deptford.

The top floor of a mid-rise block is alight. Emergency services are on scene and smoke is reducing.

It would appear to be a new-build block on Childers Street running parallel with railway approach lines to London Bridge station.

Courtesy @DeptfordFolk

Eight fire engines and 60 firefighters are on scene.

UPDATE: There are now 12 engines as of 8:30pm. According to the London Fire Brigade:

“Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters have been called to a fire at a block of flats on Childers Street in Deptford.

A flat on the sixth floor and part of the roof is alight.

Courtesy @DeptfordFolk

The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers have taken 34 calls to the fire.

The Brigade was called at 1926. Fire crews from Deptford, New Cross, Greenwich, Old Kent Road, Lewisham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

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


  1. Caroline

    I find your information so useful. It is ‘siren’ galore round here so I can tell something serious was going on. Thank you

  2. Lawrence Parker

    Another fire in Deptford

  3. anonymous201486

    Another fire in a new build.

  4. Graham

    On the television news this fire was caused by someone lighting a BBQ on their balcony. So nothing to do with the build etc on this occasion.

    What stupity lighting a BBQ in such a confined space !!

  5. anonymous201486

    Good luck with the insurance claim.

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