120 firefighters battle huge blaze in London tower block

A huge fire has been raging for more than six hours at a block of flats in Deptford, southeast London.

Some 25 fire engines and 120 firefighters have rushed to the scene on Creek Road and continue to struggle to put it out.

Around 13 people escaped the building before crews arrived, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said in a statement.

One resident claimed the fire alarm did not even go off in the affected flats.

‘I was home when it started – the fire alarm didn’t even go off for us,’ they told MyLondon. ‘We didn’t realise until the sirens arrived.’

Footage shared on social media shows plumes of grey smoke rising from the roof of the apartment block.

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