Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a flat on Broadis Way in Rainham.
Part of a four roomed flat on the fourth floor of the five-storey block was damaged by the fire. One man left the property before the Brigade arrived. There were no reports of any injuries.
The Brigade was called at 2203 and the fire was under control by 2327. Fire crews from Dagenham, Harold Hill and Barking fire stations attended the scene.