Firefighters tackle blaze in Hornchurch tower block

Around 20 firefighters spent an hour putting out a blaze in a tower block in Hornchurch this morning (Wednesday).

At around 4.10am, crews were called to Overstrand House, in Sunrise Avenue to reports that a storage area on the second floor was on fire.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: “It was a storage area for bikes and other things.

“Some of the residents had already evacuated themselves before we arrived. The room was very damaged.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation.”

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No one was injured in the blaze.

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