A tower block on Wellington Way, Mile End was alerted to authorities about the housing association fire this weekend.
The housing association fire led to 90 emergency service calls regarding the London incident. The Grafton House tower block blaze occurred on Friday 29th June at 12:28 pm in East London.
At its height, a total of 58 firefighters and eight fire engines were called into action to extinguish the tower block blaze.
Leaving the outside of the building blackened, smoke could be seen stretching across the blue London sky.
Firefighters from the London Fire Brigade manage to tackle the blaze in just over an hour before the fire had the chance to escalate out of control. Officers had cordoned off the road to protect and prevent access to the general public.
A spokeswoman from East End Homes Housing Association, who are responsible for Grafton House confirmed:
“Everybody is safe. Some residents have gone to a nearby community centre where they are getting support and refreshments”.
However, many residents were shocked and are calling for action as they claim things are not changing fast enough, despite the Grenfell disaster.
Thanks to the quick response of the firefighters and 999 calls from so many members of the public, nobody was injured in the housing association fire. Three residents were assessed at the scene by paramedics, however, they did not require any further attention in hospital.
It has been reported that the origin of the fire began on the 12th floor flat. However, the exact cause of the blaze is currently under investigation and is therefore yet to be disclosed.
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Original Sources: ITV News | East London Advertiser | The Guardian