Ilford fire: 100 firefighters tackle blaze in 15-storey Manor Park block

Dozens of firefighters and 15 fire engines have been sent to tackle a blaze in a 15-storey high-rise block in Ilford.

Flames broke out in part of a flat on the 13th floor of the building, on Grantham Road, in Manor Park, east London, this afternoon (Tuesday, June 21).

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It comes after a seperate blaze in a high-rise building in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, near to the site of the Grenfell Tower fire, broke out earlier today.

Flames broke out in part of a flat on the 13th floor of the building, on Grantham Road, in Manor Park. Photo: TJ Stamp @TJStamp

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were originally sent to the scene in Redbridge.

Around 60 people left the building before the fire brigade arrived.

But after the fire service’s control room took dozens of calls to the blaze, reinforcements were sent in, with around a 100 firefighters now tackling the flames.

Smoke can be seen pouring from the building. Photo: TJ Stamp @TJStamp

A fire service spokesperson said: “The brigade was called at 2.47pm.

“Fire crews from Ilford, Stratford, Leytonstone, Plaistow, Dagenham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

“The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers have taken more than 40 calls to the blaze.

“The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”

The spokesperson said the fire was under control by 4.46pm.

They said: “Half of a flat on the 13th floor and the whole of a flat on the 14th floor was damaged by fire.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

The blaze broke out on the 13th floor of the building. Photo: TJ Stamp @TJStamp

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 3.04pm to reports of a fire on Grantham Road, Newham.

“We have sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, two incident response officers, and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).

“We are working closely with colleagues from London Fire Brigade, and remain on scene as a precaution.”