Fire breaks out at North Woolwich tower block

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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:

The block is one of three in the area and were approved in 1963, totalling 20 floors in height.

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One thought on “Fire breaks out at North Woolwich tower block

  • July 20, 2022 at 3:31 pm
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    Oh my god I hope everyone has managed to evacuate the building safely.

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