Baby and two others treated after tower block blaze

Smoke billows from Dorrington Point [picture: Kim Rennie]

Smoke billows from Dorrington Point [picture: Kim Rennie] - Credit: Archant

A baby, a man in his 60’s and an elderly woman needed treatment after a fire at tower block in Bromley-by-Bow this afternoon.

Two hundreds tenants fled their high-rise homes as smoke poured from two blazing five bedroom flats on the fifth and sixth floors of Dorrington Point on the Bow Bridge Estate.

Around 80 firefighters from Bow, Bethnal Green, Poplar, Stratford, Shoreditch, Kingsland, Barking, Silvertown, Millwall, Barking, Plumstead and Peckham fire stations battled the blaze which broke out at the 11-storey block at 1.20pm.

Twelve fire engines and two fire rescue units also attended with a number of other specialist vehicles.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said the baby was treated as a precautionary measure, while the man suffered cuts and bruises.

Neither had to be taken to hospital.

The elderly woman was taken to hospital suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke, the fire brigade said.