Bow fire: Video shows scale of business centre blaze

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An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire in Fairfield Road, Bow.

This video shows the scale of the blaze tackled by around 100 firefighters in Bow on Friday (August 25).

London Fire Brigade dispatched 15 engines to the blaze at a business centre with flats above in Fairfield Road.

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A large part of the roof and half of the flats on the fifth and sixth floors were destroyed.

A 64m turntable ladder and a 32m turntable ladder were deployed as water towers to tackle the flames from height.

There were no reported injuries and 15 people left the building before firefighters arrived.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

At the height of the fire 123 calls were made to the Brigade’s 999 Control centre.

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The brigade was first called at 6.04pm and the fire was under control by 8.48pm. Fire crews from Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Homerton, Shadwell, Islington, Plaistow, Shoreditch, Lewisham and surrounding fire stations were in attendance.

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