A FIRE has broken out at the top of a 17-storey tower block.
Around 80 firefighters and a dozen engines have attended the flat blaze.
Half of a five-room flat on the 15th floor of the block is alight and part of the roof is also on fire in Bromley, East London.
Niki Herring, 46, who works in digital marketing, spotted smoke billowing out of the high-rise building from her home more than a mile away in Shortlands.
She said: “I looked out the window and could see the fire from here.
“It was particularly shocking with recent tragedies like Grenfell in mind.
“I just hope everyone got out okay. You would hope it would have good safety procedures being a new build.
“We could see firefighters spraying their jets up from within the building to get it under control. Their bravery is incredible.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 12:18pm today to reports of a fire at a building in Bromley.
“We have sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team.
“The incident is ongoing and we are working with our emergency service colleagues.”
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Officers are assisting the London Fire Brigade at the scene of a fire at a residential property in St Marks Square, Bromley. Road closures are in place.”
The Fire Brigade’s 999 Control centre received 88 calls alerting them to the blaze.
Fire crews have come from Bromley, Beckenham, Addington, Woodside, Lewisham, Forest Hill, Sidcup and Croydon and surrounding fire stations.
The cause of the fire is not known.
Source: The Sun