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Primrose Hill fire: Forty firefighters tackling blaze at block of flats

PUBLISHED: 14:18 21 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:13 21 May 2019

Firefighters tackle a fire at an apartment block in Primrose Hill. Picture: London Fire

Firefighters tackle a fire at an apartment block in Primrose Hill. Picture: London Fire

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Firefighters helped a man to safety this afternoon after an apartment block in Primrose Hill caught fire.

Two flats - on the first and second floors of the block - have been damaged.

The building, on the corner of St Edmund's Terrace and metres from Primrose Hill park has been undergoing refurbishment.

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The fire brigade was called to the scene at 12.34, and there were 40 firefighters tackling the blaze - including crews from Euston, Kentish Town, Paddington and West Hampstead.

Firefighters led one man to safety using a gas-proof hood, while a man and a woman were treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service.

Station Manager Ben King, at the scene, said: "When crews arrived they were confronted with a well-developed fire and worked quickly to bring it under control.

"The fire was very visible and our control room took a high number of calls to the incident."

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.


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