Search

Whitechapel offices evacuated after fire from faulty fitting

PUBLISHED: 13:59 15 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:04 15 December 2017

Gowers Walk. Picture: Google

Gowers Walk. Picture: Google

Google

Around 130 people were evacuated from an office block in Whitechapel after a fire caused by a faulty light fitting.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers took an hour and 40 minutes to control the accidental blaze in Gowers Walk yesterday afternoon.

Part of a third floor office in the six-storey building was damaged by fire.

All 130 people were evacuated before fire crews arrived with no injuries reported, a spokesman for London Fire Brigade said.

LFB was called at 4.53pm. Crews from Shadwell, Dowgate, Shoreditch and Dockhead fire stations attended.

Latest East London News Stories

16:31

Hundreds of families fearing for their safety following last summer’s Grenfell tower-block fire tragedy have called on Tower Hamlets Council to improve measures “before there is another disaster”.

Police investigating a unprovoked violent attack which left the victim partially blinded have released the image of a man they would like to speak to.

Workers on the Docklands Light Railway are to hold a 48 hour strike over a “comprehensive breakdown” of industrial relations.

09:52

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

08:40

The American president has been given “a clear message” that he isn’t welcome in London’s East End after Tower Hamlets Council last night voted unanimously to declare “a Trump-free zone”.

00:01

An arts charity that cuts through the generation barrier is going nationwide with its pioneering ideas that bring east London pensioners together with young people after getting a £100,000 lottery award.

Yesterday, 18:00

A teenager from east London has been charged with terrorism offences.

Yesterday, 15:16

At a glimpse it looks like a normal mobile phone but this is actually a Taser gun in disguise.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now