Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a building under construction on Bow Wharf, Wennington Road E3 this morning. Two aerial appliances were also at the scene to fight the fire from above.
The third floor and roof of the four storey residential block were badly damaged by the fire. Part of the first and second floors were also affected. Thankfully there were no injuries.
At its height, the fire was very visible and our control officers received more than 40 "999" calls about it.
The Brigade was called at 1110 and the fire was under control by 1402. Crews from Bethnal Green, Homerton, Shadwell, Shoreditch, Whitechapel, Poplar, Millwall and other surrounding fire stations attended the incident. Firefighters remained on scene damping down the fire for some time.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.