London: Second fire breaks out in a high-rise building hours after the fire near Grenfell

Fire in the mansion park

The fire tore through a 13th floor apartment (Image: @coryjed_/@AliNaqvi44)

Firefighters tackle a large fire in a 13th floor apartment in the East London.

It is the second high-rise fire in a day after an inferno tore through flats a mile from Grenfell this morning.

Sixty firefighters battled celebrities on the 12th floor of Queensdale Crescent in Shepherd’s Bush, west London earlier today.

The incident, which required one person to be hospitalized, was under control by 11am.

Now the London Fire Brigade (LFB) is at the scene of another high-rise fire.

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters were called to an apartment fire on Grantham Road in Manor Park.

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Footage on social media shows huge plumes of smoke rising into the air.

Part of the apartment on the 13th floor of a 15-story building is ablaze with orange flames.

About 60 people exited the high-rise block before the brigade arrived.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and it is not clear if anyone was injured.

Fire crews from Ilford, Stratford, Leytonstone, Plaistow, Dagenham and the surrounding fire stations are on site.


Smoke billows into the air after a fire at Manor Park in east London
The fire broke out on the 13th floor of a 15th floor apartment (Image: @AliNaqvi44)

The 999 LFB control officers took 50 calls to the source of the fire, the first of which was shortly before 3 p.m.

The fires come just a week after the nation marked them fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, when 72 people died in one of Britain’s worst modern disasters.

The fire has put the issue of building security into the national spotlight, but fears remain that thousands of homes will be shrouded in combustible materials five years later.

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Justin Scacco

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