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Major fire breaks out in east London flats

Fire breaks out in London flats Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters London Jun 10, 2019, 06.35 AM (IST)

A fire broke out and set alight six floors of a residential block of flats in east London on Sunday evening , London Fire Brigade said.

The fire brigade said more than 100 firefighters dealt with the blaze at De Pass Gardens in Barking, which broke out at about 3.30 pm (1430GMT). Intense flames lapped up the front of a low-rise residential building in the block.

Two people were treated for the effects of inhaling smoke, the fire brigade said.

Almost two years ago, Grenfell Tower, a high-rise social housing block in west London, was engulfed by flames in the middle of the night, killing 71 people in the country's deadliest domestic fire since World War- II.