Huge blaze at London block of flats tackled by 70 firefighters

Residents were evacuated from their homes after a massive fire broke out at a block of flats in north London last night.

Around 70 firefighters and 10 fire engines brought the blaze under control as some 20 people were rushed outside. Some needed breathing apparatus and three required ambulance treatment at the scene in Wood Green.

Footage shared on social media shows flames shooting from the roof of the building, which is reportedly council-owned. Witnesses have claimed the fire had spread quickly from one of the maisonettes.

The London Fire Brigade said they were called to the scene at around 10pm and took around two-and-a-half hours to tackle the blaze.

It said the entire second and third floor of the four storey block had been set alight along with some of the roof.

In a statement last night they said crews from Tottenham, Hornsey, Edmonton, Holloway, Stoke Newington and Southgate fire stations were all at the scene.

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