Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a flat fire on Richmond Road in Hackney this afternoon.
Part of a third floor flat was damaged by the blaze. Three people left the property before the Brigade arrived.
The Brigade was called at 1528 and the fire was under control by 1642. Fire crews from Bethnal Green, Islington and Stoke Newington fire stations attended the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.