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Dozens of firefighters called to tackle blaze at block of flats

Crews were called just after midnight.

Crews were called at just after midnight (Rui Vieria/PA)
Crews were called at just after midnight (Rui Vieria/PA)

Around 100 firefighters were called to the scene of a blaze at a block of flats in north London.

The London Fire Brigade said it sent 15 fire engines to the Grange Estate in East Finchley after the alarm was raised just after midnight.

Part of the roof of the three-storey building was ablaze when crews arrived.

Video posted on social media showed firefighters running toward the building as flames leapt into the sky.

The Metropolitan Police said it had assisted the LFB after it was called to the scene at 1.30am.

Around 60 people had left the building before emergency services arrived.

The LFB said the fire had been brought under control by 2.05am on Wednesday morning and there were no reports of injuries.

Station Manager Peter Gustafson said: “When crews arrived they were faced with a well developed fire in the roof space of the building.”

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