Seventy Fire Fighters Tackle Flat Fire Ball in Bethnal Green

More than 70 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a block of flats in Bethnal Green East London  Video Shows the fire licked out the windows of the block that has spread to the roof.

Ten fire engines and 72 fire fighters  were sent to the scene in Turin Street on Saturday afternoon. After a fire broke out in Dickinson House on the 3rd Floor It is understood than the home owners was rushed to hospital

Thick black smoke poured into the sky as firefighters fought the blaze which broke out in a third floor flat.

Paramedics took one man to hospital who was suffering from smoke inhalation.

Images and video footage show bright flames billowing from the roof and a fire ball at the window on the Third floor.


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Smoke was seen billowing out of the windows of the building

London Fire Brigade said the whole of the third floor and the roof are alight.

The entirety of the roof  has been destroyed.

And one horrified bystander tweeted: “The fire has spread to the rooftop of the flat in Bethnal Green Turin Street! Hope everyone is ok.”

A spokeswoman said: “The Brigade was called at 4.25pm. Firefighters from Bethnal Green and surrounding fire stations are attending the scene.