Firefighters are at a 17 storey tower in London after many fires devastated capital

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More than 125 firefighters are tackling a fire at a 17 storey building believed to be Dunedin Housen in a block of flats in east London. Firefighters are simultaneously tackling a blaze involving around one hectare of grass opposite the block, which is close to London City Airport. The fire brigade said it was called to Manwood Street, which is located near London City airport, at 12.49pm on Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is not known at the time. The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, said the fire service would usually expect 500 calls on a busy day, but received more than 2,600 calls on Tuesday. On Tuesday, a major incident was declared in London when a spate of wildfires added pressure to the fire service, which dealt with more than 1,100 callouts in 24 hours.The London Ambulance Service are currently on scene, but there’s been no details as yet on any injuries. It is not known what caused the fire. LFB confirmed all residents were accounted for and the flames had been brought under control.The latest figures from the Met Office showed a new record high temperature for Scotland, of 35.1C. An area of east London has been left unrecognisable after a wildfire engulfed homes, destroyed vehicles, and left people fleeing for their lives.

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Fires gutted cars and destroyed homes in residential east London, on the UK’s hottest day on record. Several homes were completely gutted by flames, their charred doors and windows gaping into the street beyond. “A range of gardens and railway land was destroyed by the fire.