London fire: 60 firefighters and 8 fire engines rush to blaze at Southwark block of flats

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London Fire Brigade said it sent 60 firefighters and eight engines to the building on Thurlow Street in Southwark. The alarm was raised shortly after 7.30pm. Crews remain at the scene.  The Brigade said part of a five roomed flat on the eight floor is alight.  

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Crews from Old Kent Road, Peckham, Dowgate, New Cross, Brixton, and Lambeth fire stations are in attendance.

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