Twenty people escaped a fire in a 12 storey block of flats on Sunrise Avenue, Hornchurch RM12 in the early hours of this morning.
A storage area on the second floor was completely damaged by the fire.
Around 20 firefighters and four fire engines were called to the blaze at 0411 and the fire was under control by 0507.
Fire crews from Hornchurch, Dagenham and Romford fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation