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40 people evacuated as fire breaks out at Dartmouth Park flats

PUBLISHED: 10:53 06 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:07 06 July 2015

58 firefighters tackled the blaze in York Rise, Dartmouth Park, on Saturday night. Picture: London Fire Brigade

58 firefighters tackled the blaze in York Rise, Dartmouth Park, on Saturday night. Picture: London Fire Brigade

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A fire at a blocks of flats in Dartmouth Park saw 40 people evacuated from their homes on Saturday night.

58 firefighters tackled the blaze in York Rise, Dartmouth Park, on Saturday night. Picture: London Fire Brigade58 firefighters tackled the blaze in York Rise, Dartmouth Park, on Saturday night. Picture: London Fire Brigade

Fifty-eight firefighters tackled the blaze in York Rise until the early hours of Sunday morning, which raged through a fourth-floor flat and part of the roof.

Station manager Peter Dean said: “The fire spread quickly but swift action from crews limited the damage to the flats.”

The London Fire Brigade was called at 10.22pm on Saturday to the fire.

Forty residents had already been evacuated and temporarily moved to a local community centre.

58 firefighters tackled the blaze in York Rise, Dartmouth Park, on Saturday night. Picture: London Fire Brigade58 firefighters tackled the blaze in York Rise, Dartmouth Park, on Saturday night. Picture: London Fire Brigade

The fire was brought under control by 12.29am on Sunday.

The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

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