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Firefighters helped 60 people evacuate a residential block of flats following a fire in one of the flats on The Brandon Estate, Royal Road, Oval this evening.
Around three quarters of a flat on the ground floor and a small section of a flat on the first floor were damaged by the blaze. Around half of the external ducting between the ground and the first floor was also damaged by the fire.
Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers from stations including Peckham, Dockhead, Clapham, Old Kent Road and New Cross stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 1933 and the fire was under control at 2228.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.