Image courtesy Cássia Jamie Forbes
A blaze has broken out in North Woolwich at a tower block.
Fifteen fire engines and 125 firefighters are on scene.
According to the LFB “Firefighters are also tackling a fire involving around one hectare of grass opposite the block at the junction between Manwood Street and Silverland Street.”
The incident is on Manwood Street at a post-war block located between London City Airport and the Elizabeth line tracks.
Newham Council’s leader has tweeted:
I'm with @NewhamLondon Chief Executive at the sight of a serious fire incident at Manwood Street in North Woolwich, near London City Airport.
The Fire Brigade is aware of the incident and will be tackling the blaze. Our council resources will be made available as needed pic.twitter.com/g06MJuhL9h
— Rokhsana Fiaz OBE (@rokhsanafiaz) July 20, 2022
The block is one of three in the area and were approved in 1963, totalling 20 floors in height.