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Families evacuated as smoke fills high-rise block

PUBLISHED: 13:16 02 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:30 05 October 2010

FAMILIES from a tower block in London’s East End had to be evacuated after smoke seeped into the building when fire broke out in a rubbish shoot. Corridors at Stepney’s Latham House were smoke-logged

FAMILIES from a tower block in London’s East End had to be evacuated after smoke seeped into the building when fire broke out in a rubbish shoot.

Corridors on the third and fourth floors at Stepney’s Latham House in Chudleigh Street were smoke-logged. Other floors were also affected, including the 15th and 16th storeys.

Families were allowed back after the high-rise block had been ventilated. There was no structural damage from last night’s fire.


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