A hundred firefighters battle vicious fire at block of flats in east London
The cause of the fire is not known at this stage
Around a hundred firefighters are currently tackling a fire at a block of flats in east London.
The blaze broke out at a block of flats on De Pass Gardens in Barking with the fire service called at 3:31pm and fifteen fire engines dispatched to the scene of the incident.
The ground floor to the sixth floor of the block is currently alight, a London Fire Brigade spokesperson confirmed.
They added: "The Brigade was called at 3:31pm and is still at the scene. Fire crews from Barking, Dagenham, East Ham and surrounding fire stations are attending the incident.
"The cause of the fire is not known at this stage."
Station Manager Andy Maloney, who is at the scene, added: “Crews are continuing to work really hard to put the fire out.
“Any residents who are affected by the fire are advised to go to the rest centre at Thames View Community Centre on Bastable Road. Transport is available from De Pass Gardens to take people there.”
A London Ambulance spokesperson said: "We were called at 3.32pm today to a fire in De Pass Gardens, in Barking.
"We sent two ambulance crews, two solo responders and our Hazardous Area Response Team.
"We have a tactical commander and our command support vehicle at the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
"There are no reports of any injuries at the moment."