A dozen fire engines are at the scene of the flat fire in St Mark's Square in Bromley, London Fire Brigade said
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Around 80 firefighters tackling blaze at 17-storey block of flats in south London

  • Around 80 firefighters are tackling a blaze in an apartment building in Bromley
  •  Half of a five-room flat on the 15th floor of the block, part of the roof are burning
  • Firefighters were called at 11.58am and are still at the scene in St Mark’s Square 

Around 80 firefighters are tackling a fire at a 17-storey block of flats in south London.

A dozen fire engines are at the scene of the flat fire in St Mark’s Square in Bromley, London Fire Brigade said.

Half of a five-room flat on the 15th floor of the block is alight and part of the roof is also on fire.

Firefighters were called at 11.58am and are still at the scene using a 200ft (64m) turntable ladder to tackle the fire. 

The Brigade’s 999 Control centre received 95 calls alerting them to the blaze. 

The cause of the fire is not known.

A dozen fire engines are at the scene of the flat fire in St Mark's Square in Bromley, London Fire Brigade said

A dozen fire engines are at the scene of the flat fire in St Mark’s Square in Bromley, London Fire Brigade said

Half of a five-room flat on the 15th floor of the block is alight and part of the roof is also on fire

Half of a five-room flat on the 15th floor of the block is alight and part of the roof is also on fire

Fire crews from Bromley, Beckenham, Addington, Woodside, Lewisham, Forest Hill, Sidcup and Croydon and surrounding fire stations are attending the scene

Fire crews from Bromley, Beckenham, Addington, Woodside, Lewisham, Forest Hill, Sidcup and Croydon and surrounding fire stations are attending the scene

Footage and images posted on social media showed flames and black smoke coming from one part of a slanted roof

Black smoke could be seen rising from the building over Bromley

Footage and images posted on social media showed flames and black smoke coming from one part of a slanted roof

Fire crews have come from Bromley, Beckenham, Addington, Woodside, Lewisham, Forest Hill, Sidcup and Croydon and surrounding fire stations.

Footage posted on social media showed flames and black smoke coming from one part of a slanted roof.

Further footage showed firefighters on the roof with the flames apparently extinguished.

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