Hornchurch fire: 60 people evacuated as 100 firefighters tackle blaze at block of flats

Sixty people have been evacuated from an assisted living facility in Hornchurch, east London, after a fire broke out on the second floor.Around 100 firefighters and more than a dozen fire engines were called to the fire on Mavis Grove just before 1am on Tuesday.London Fire Brigade urged neighbours to close windows despite sweltering overnight temperatures as the fire caused thick black smoke

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