Firefighters in London are putting out a fire on a 19-story skyscraper in the east of the city. Smoke is emitted from the 8th, 9th and 10th floors, and an ambulance is helping people in the area.
About 100 firefighters extinguished the fire, and medical staff and police were also on the scene. The London Ambulance Company stated that it has dispatched its team, clinical team leader and ambulance to the area.
They said: “They help people and stay on the scene with other emergency services.”
A fire broke out in Canary Wharf near the financial district of West London. Four years later, the Grenfell Tower in West London died with the help of dangerous flammable paint, killing 72 people.
The cladding used on the blocks is believed to be the key to the rapid spread of the fire. Since then, this cladding has been found in buildings across the country, requiring expensive cleanup work. This year, the government is determined to help fund the demolition of exterior walls of high-rise apartment buildings.