Firefighters tackle blaze in 22nd-floor flat in Paddington

PUBLISHED: 17:59 08 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 08 May 2013

The blaze took hold on the 22nd floor of a Paddington tower block

The blaze took hold on the 22nd floor of a Paddington tower block


Fire crews were called to a blaze in a flat 22 floors up this evening. The fire, in a high-rise building in Cambridge Square, Paddington, saw part of the flat badly damaged but fortunately no-one was hurt.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers from Soho and Paddington fire stations attended the scene at 5pm. The fire was brought under control shortly after 5.30pm and its cause is under investigation.

The incident follows another blaze at a Paddington flat on Friday evening, attended by six fire engines.

A large part of the flat, in Sussex Gardens, was damaged, but again no-one was injured.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 8.31pm and had it under control by 10pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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