UPDATED:Major fire breaks out at Barking block of flats

updatedmajor fire breaks out at barking block of flats

A major fire has broken out and has engulfed a multi-dwelling structure in Barking this afternoon.

Ten fire appliances have been called to tackle the blaze on De Pass Gardens on the Barking Riverside.

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The fires has ripped through a number of flats within the block.

Flames can be seen travelling through on the outside of the block spreading to neighbouring property.
Seventy firefighters are at the blaze.

A spokesman  for London Fire Brigade said :

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters have been called to a fire at a block of flats on De Pass Gardens in Barking.

The ground floor to the sixth floor of the block are currently alight.

The Brigade was called at 3.31pm and is still at the scene. Fire crews from Barking, Dagenham, East Ham and surrounding fire stations are attending the incident.

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

Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that there had been no injuries reported. The force is assisting London Fire Brigade with closures to roads around the area.