Bromley South fire: 100 firefighters tackling blaze in St Mark’s Square block of flats

A huge fire has broken out in a block of flats in Bromley South - with 12 fire engines at the scene.

Around 100 firefighters are tackling a large fire in a block of flats in Bromley South.

Shocking footage filmed by onlookers shows flames crackling out of the top of the building and smoke billowing into the sky.

A modern 19-floor high-rise in St Mark’s Square - which also houses the Vue Cinema and has 200 flats - has caught ablaze.

The London Fire Brigade said half of a five bedroom flat on the 15th floor was on fire, as well as part of the roof.

Around 120 people have been evacuated from the building with no reported injuries.

A fire has broken out in a block of flats in Bromley South. Credit: London Fire Brigade

Firefighters were called just before 12noon, and are still on the scene tackling the blaze with a 64-metre turntable ladder and 12 fire engines.

Station commander Colin Digby explained that he thought it would take several hours to put out the fire.

He said: “Crews are making steady progress.

“This is going to be a protracted incident and we expect our crews to be on scene for several hours to come.”

The smoke and flames can be seen widely, and at least 95 calls have been made to the brigade’s control centre.

The LFB said the cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Crews from Bromley, Beckenham, Addington, Woodside, Lewisham, Forest Hill, Sidcup and Croydon, Bexley, Orpington and Battersea fire stations have been scrambled to the scene.

Last month, was the fifth-year anniversary of Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 people after a high-rise in North Kensington caught ablaze.

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