Breaking: Forty firefighters rush to Aylesbury Estate blaze

Josh Salisbury (24 September, 2018) Housing

A mother and her two children escaped from the blaze unharmed

25370The flat was damaged by the fire but the inhabitants escaped unharmed

Forty firefighters rushed to deal with a blaze at a flat on the Aylesbury Estate this morning (September 24).

Six fire engines were called to the fire at the Wendover block of the estate at 10:42, which saw plumes of smoke billowing out from a fifth-floor flat window.

A woman and her two children escaped unharmed from the flames and were waiting outside on Thurlow Street as the Fire Brigade arrived.

They were treated at the scene by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.

The emergency services can be seen dealing with the blaze which they got under control at 11:22

The blaze, which took place at a split-level flat on the fourth and fifth floors, was safely contained by the Fire Brigade by 11:22.

Firefighters remain at the flat during the damping down process.

A statement from the London Fire Brigade confirmed the incident and said that they had received sixteen calls about the fire.

Firefighters remain on the scene as they deal with the damping down process

The statement said: “The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took 16 calls to the fire.

“The Brigade was called at 1042 and the fire was under control at 1122.

“Fire crews from Old Kent Road, Peckham, Dockhead, Brixton, Dowgate and Whitechapel fire stations attended the scene.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

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