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UPDATED: Seventy fire fighters called to tower block blaze in Islington

UPDATED: Seventy  fire fighters called to tower block blaze in Islington, UKNIP

Ten fire appliances and seventy firefighters have been deploy to tackle a blaze that broken out at an Islington Tower block.

Emergency services were scrambled just before 6pm on Sunday evening to Godfrey House on Bath Street after a blaze ripped through a property.

Large plums of smoke can be seen issuing from the building. The cause of the blaze is currently unknown but understood to be under inveigation

A number of road closures have been put in place Old Street and Bath Street have been closed in both directions to assist with tackling the ongoing developing incident. 

 

UPDATED: Seventy  fire fighters called to tower block blaze in Islington, UKNIP

 Drivers are being advised to seek an alternative route.   

It’s understood that a resident on the 19th floor reported the smell of burning and smoke four floors below. A number of people are understood to be reported in the building.  A new Aerial ladder platform has also been deployed to the incident as part of the Pre-Determined Attendance (PDA) to any highrise fire 

Firefighters have been seen Securing a water supply, Setting in the dry rising main  securing the firefighting lift  and have also been establishing a bridgehead

 

 

UPDATED: Seventy  fire fighters called to tower block blaze in Islington, UKNIP

The LFB has been approached for comment 

 

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