London fire: Huge flames are seen erupting from the blaze
London Fire tweeted: “We now have around 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines at the fire on Sherrard Road. A range of shops are on fire and people are advised to stay away from the immediate area due to traffic congestion.”
London Fire Brigade was called to the blaze at 10:24pm.
They announced that 26 people had evacuated from the burning shop when the fire first broke out.
They added on Twitter: “One man has been treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.”
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
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London Fire announced they were tackling the blaze at 11:14pm
Firefighers were scrambled from Stratford, Leytonstone, Plaistow, East Ham, Ilford, Barking, Dagenham, Walthamstow, Millwall, Homerton, Stoke Newington, Whitechapel and Leyton stations.
Cordons remain in place at the scene, while the fire brigades tackle the blaze.
People are being advised to stay away from the immediate area due to it being heavily congested with vehicles.
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Around 100 firefighters tackled the blaze throughout the night
The firefighters have said they will remain at the scene for the rest of the night to monitor the site.
Videos of the fire showed the responders using cranes to reach over the buildings.
Smoke billowed over restrauants as bright red flames lit up the buildings.
Bystanders were gathered behind cordons to watch the brave firefighters tackle the tragic incident.
Rokhsana Fiaz, Labour Mayor of Newham, has thanked the firefighters for their bravery.
Ms Fiaz said she is “thankful people are safe”, and added that the local council will support those affected in any way they can.
As the fire broke out, she said: “Praying for everyone’s safety and monitoring the situation closely while being updated by Newham London council officer.
“My thanks to the heroic work of London Fire Brigade and the Met Police.”
Firefighters will remain at the site over night to monitor the smouldering buildings
It follows dozens of Surrey homes being evacuated over the weekend as wildfire ripped through Chobham Common.
The blaze stretched a massive 40 hectare, and led to around 60 homes in Ascot being emptied.
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said it sent 10 fire engines, two water carriers and 10 other vehicles to tackle the fire.
It could be seen from more than 20 miles away in west London and from tall buildings in central London.
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