Clapton fire: Major blaze engulfs block of flats in east London

Telegraph Reporters
London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 12 engines were called to Harry Zeital Way in Clapton  - PA

Around 80 firefighters have been called to a major blaze in east London after a block of flats went up in flames.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 12 engines were called to Harry Zeital Way in Clapton at around 10.40pm on Monday.

Images posted on social media appeared to show a fire burning at a multi-storey apartment block.

Part of an external balcony from the ground to the fifth floor was alight at a block of flats, LFB said, with more than 65 emergency calls received about the fire.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

LFB said they were making "steady progress" in tackling the fire.

One woman was led to safety by firefighters but there are no reports of injuries , LFB said.

Crews are expected to be at the scene throughout the night.

Crews from Stoke Newington, Homerton, Bethnal Green, Islington, Holloway, Shoreditch and surrounding fire stations were at the scene.

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