New Providence Wharf fire: Two in hospital and 42 treated at scene

Damage to a 19-storey tower block in New Providence Wharf, east London, where the London Fire Brigad

Damage to a 19-storey tower block in New Providence Wharf, where more than 100 firefighters tackled a blaze that ripped through the block. - Credit: Yui Mok/PA

The blaze at New Providence Wharf has left two people in hospital and 42 others needing treatment, including four children.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus carried out multiple rescues at a 19-storey tower block in the riverside development near Canary Wharf after a fire broke out this morning (Friday, May 7).

Parts of the eighth, ninth and 10th floors were engulfed by the blaze, which was under control by 11.32am, the London Fire Brigade said.

Two men have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

Another 38 adults and four children were treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews for shock and smoke inhalation.

Twenty fire engines and 125 firefighters were at the scene in Fairmont Avenue in Blackwall, near Poplar, after the brigade was called at 8.55am.

This comes after a residents' campaign to get cladding removed from New Providence Wharf.