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Firefighters called to blaze in Harold Hill tower block

PUBLISHED: 10:07 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 02 May 2018

Firefighters were called to a blaze in Harold Hill yesterday afternoon. Photo: Ricky Hollands

Firefighters were called to a blaze in Harold Hill yesterday afternoon. Photo: Ricky Hollands

Ricky Hollands

Firefighters were called to the blaze at Dryden Towers

Firefighters were called to a blaze in Harold Hill yesterday afternoon. Photo: Ricky HollandsFirefighters were called to a blaze in Harold Hill yesterday afternoon. Photo: Ricky Hollands

Fire services were called to a blaze at a tower block in Harold Hill yesterday.

Firefighters received an emergency call at 5.20pm on Sunday (April 29) to a fire in Dryden Towers, Heaton Avenue.

Firefighters were called to a blaze in Harold Hill yesterday afternoon. Photo: Ricky HollandsFirefighters were called to a blaze in Harold Hill yesterday afternoon. Photo: Ricky Hollands

A bin room and bin chute openings on the first and second floor were left with minor damage according to a London Fire Brigade spokeswoman.

They said that 10 people left the building before fire engines arrived, and that there was no need for an evacuation.

No-one was injured, and the incident was over around an hour after they fire had received the emergency call.

Gulsah Chambers, 34, lives in a flat on the fifth floor and said that the whole block still smells of smoke this morning,

She said that the heard the fire engines yesterday afternoon when she was doing her laundry and ran out of her flat into a cloud of smoke.

“I opened the front door to the flat and all the smoke blew in my face.

“It was scary.

“I spoke to the fireman and they said that we didn’t need to evacuate the building.

“I have three little girls and I was scared when I smelt all the smoke, but fortunately it was just a fire in the bin room.

“But it still smells of smoke now” said the mum-of-three who has lived in her flat for the last five years.

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