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70 firefighters battling huge fire in east London block of flats

It comes not long after at least 79 people lost thier lives in a blaze at London’s Grenfell Tower, and the same day hundreds were forced from thier homes after safety inspections.The roof is also alight, London Fire Brigade said, as video from the scene showed flames rising through it.More than 50 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a block of flats in Bethnal Green.”The brigade was called at 4.25pm”. The massive fire ripped through the 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, trapping residents inside as 200 firefighters battled the blaze.Residents are believed to have been evacuated from the building.That fire at Grenfell Tower spread rapidly, turning the burning building into a giant torch and terrifying residents.Bethan Green Road is now closed as firefighters tackle the blaze. “The cause of the fire is not known at this stage”.One person has been treated for smoke inhalation, according to police.The fire destroyed the flat and the four-storey housing block’s entire roof but did not spread elsewhere.