Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers dealt with a flat fire on Hannibal Road in Whitechapel this afternoon.
Part of the ground floor was damaged by the blaze.
The Brigade was called at 1258 and the fire was under control by 1342. Fire crews from Dockhead, Stoke Newington, Illford and Shoreditch fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.