Clapton fire: Huge blaze rips through apartment block in east London | UK | News

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Around 80 firefighters were called to the scene in the borough of Hackney, east London. London Fire Brigade posted on Twitter: “Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters have been called to a fire on Harry Zeital Way in Hackney.

“More information to follow.”

It remains unclear whether anyone has been injured in the blaze.

A police spokesman confirmed officers are at the scene, but was unable to provide further details.

The building is a large five storey apartment block in Upper Clapton.

The fire appears to have climbed up wooden balconies on the outside of the building.

A Twitter user described a large bang being heard as top floor windows exploded.

Residents are now being told to move further away from the apartment block to stay safe.

More to follow…

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