Fire crews battle flaming cupboard on 10th floor of Bromley-by-Bow tower block

PUBLISHED: 13:32 10 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:32 10 May 2018

Fire crews battled flames at the tower block in Navigation Road early this morning. Picture: Google

Fire crews battled flames at the tower block in Navigation Road early this morning. Picture: Google


Five fire engines rushed to Bromley-by-Bow in the middle of the night after flames broke out in a block of flats.

Crews from Poplar, Stratford and Millwall and Homerton fire stations were called to Navigation Road at 1.34am, after a fire broke out in a cupboard on the tenth floor flat.

A total of 31 firefighters took an hour to control the blaze, which destroyed the cupboard and damaged half of a cupboard on the floor above.

Fire doors in the 12-floor building prevented flames spreading further, according to London Fire Brigade.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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