Firefighters received 55 calls after smoke and flames could be seen billowing from a block of flats near Canary Wharf.

The London Fire Brigade was called to St Lukes Mews in Isle of Dogs at around 7pm yesterday evening (September 27).

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters tackled the blaze which had spread to the whole of a four-roomed flat on the third-floor of the block.

Footage of the fire posted to X, formerly Twitter, showed smoke and flames billowing into the sky.

The blaze took crews from Shadwell, Whitechapel, Bethnal Green, Dowgate and Dockhead fire stations just over an hour to extinguish.

The incident was over for firefighters at around 8.10pm and the cause of the fire is now under investigation.

Speaking yesterday, Station Commander Andy McKay said: "Firefighters worked quickly to bring the fire under control.

"West Ferry Road remains closed between Byng Street and Marsh Wall whilst crews make the scene safe. This is causing heavy traffic, so we're urging people to avoid the local area.

"Our Control Officers gave vital fire survival guidance to those inside the building on how to stay safe whilst firefighters brought the fire under control. There are currently no reports of any injuries."