Woolwich fire: London fire service update as 100 firefighters tackle flat blaze

Video posted to social media shows flames shooting from the balcony and top floor window of Dunedin House in Manwood Street.

Eyewitnesses near the 17-story block also reported seeing flames.

London Fire Brigade shared a statement on Twitter confirming the situation with 15 fire engines and around 100 firefighters called to the scene.

Say: “Firefighters are tackling a fire on the 17th floor of a building in #Woolwich. Crews are also dealing with a fire involving approximately one hectare of grass across from the block.”

No injuries have been reported at the time of writing.

The London Ambulance Service also shared a message on its social media saying: “We have sent a number of resources to the scene, including advanced paramedics and our Hazardous Area Response Team.”

The blaze comes just a day after the LFB marked a major incident in London following a series of wildfires in the capital yesterday (July 19).

Say: ‘We have declared a major incident as firefighters battle several large fires in the capital during today’s record heatwave.