Kennington fire: Fire teams hurry to Walters House, Brandon Estate

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    The emergency situation services hurried to a block of flats which captured on fire in south London.

    Huge quantities of smoke might be seen putting out of the ground flooring of Walters House on the Brandon Estate, in Otto Street, Kennington on Saturday afternoon.

    Eight fire truck and around 60 firemens hurried to the scene, and around 100 individuals left the structure of their own accord.

    The whole of a flat on the very first flooring was harmed by fire. Twelve grownups and 6 kids were dealt with at the scene by the London Ambulance Service, however none were seriously hurt.

    Station leader Ned Alexander from the London Fire Brigade stated: ‘Firefighters have actually worked remarkably tough to get this flat fire under control. The whole of the very first flooring flat is harmed by the blaze however teams have actually avoided it spreading out even more.

    ‘Around 100 individuals self-evacuated from the structure and a variety of other homeowners remained within their flats.

    ‘The Brigade’s control took 60 999 hires the early phases.’

    The Brigade was called at 12.31pm and the fire was under control by 1.17pm. Fire teams from Lambeth and surrounding station house were at the scene.

    Dozens of emergency situation lorries have actually hurried to the scene this afternoon (Picture: @mjkennington / Twitter)

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    Firefighters state the reason for the fire is under examination.

    One witness stated they heard a barbecue in a flat ignited, however this has actually not yet been verified.

    A variety of videos were published on social networks of the smoke, which might be seen for rather a range.

    Adam Honeysett-Watts tweeted: ‘Tower block on fire in Kennington. Counted about 15-20 fire engines, dozens of marked and unmarked police cars plus several ambulances rushing to the scene. Hope everyone is safe.’

    Dr Aminata Kanu composed: ‘Oh Lord! I can see a tower block on fire in Kennington!’

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