A person is rescued from a burning building near London Underground station during a fire in Canning Town

One person has been rescued from a burning building after a “massive” fire broke out at a construction site in east London this morning (June 4). The fire broke out on a construction site for several apartment complexes near Silvertown Way, close to Canning Town tube station.

Videos and photos from the scene showed plumes of black smoke rising from the fire, with the sky turning black due to the amount of smoke emitted. One person commented on

The London Fire Brigade confirmed the fire and said they needed 70 firefighters to tackle the large blaze. In a statement, they said one person had to be rescued using a 13.5-metre ladder.

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They do not believe the rescued person or anyone else was injured in the fire. The full statement from the LFB reads: “Ten fire engines and approximately 70 firefighters responded to a fire near Silvertown Way in Canning Town.

“The fire occurred on a 10-storey construction site where a commercial unit on the ground floor was on fire. One of the brigade’s 64 meter ladders was deployed to the scene as part of our response, and one person was rescued by firefighters using a 13.5 meter ladder. meter ladder There are currently no reports of injuries.

“The fire produced significant amounts of smoke. People in the area were advised to keep windows and doors closed while crews responded.

“The Brigade received more than 30 calls to report the fire, with the first call made at 0823. Crews had the incident under control by 0936. Firefighters from Plaistow, Poplar, East Ham and surrounding fire stations are attending the scene. The The cause of the fire is under investigation.”