London Fire Brigade

Flat fire in Canary Wharf

02 September 2013

Two men and a woman were treated for burns after a fire in a flat on the 34th floor of a building in Canary Wharf tonight. The fire caused severe damage to the balcony of the flat. The three occupants escaped the flat before firefighters arrived and were taken to hospital by paramedics from London Ambulance Service.

Station Manager Laurie Kenny, who was at the scene, said:

"Firefighters worked quickly and professionally to get the fire under control as quickly as possible. Around 30 people left the building before we arrived and were not injured. Two of the occupants had superficial burns to their hands and the third had burns to his hands and face. All three have been taken to hospital."

Six fire engines went to the scene from Plaistow, Poplar, Shadwell, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, and Millwall fire stations. 35 firefighters and officers tackled the blaze.

The Brigade was called at 2148 and the fire was under control at 2234.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by LFB's fire investigation unit.