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Huge fire rips through block of flats in east London

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A huge blaze is ripping through a newly built block of flats in east London.

Around 100 firefighters are working to tackle the fire at the scene on De Pass Gardens in Barking.

Devastating images show the building alight from the ground floor to the sixth floor.

A Met Police spokesperson said there had been no reports of injuries and evacuations are in place.

The force is assisting London Fire Brigade (LFB) and has dubbed it a major incident.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Around 100 firefighters are working to tackle the fire at the scene on De Pass Gardens in Barking.

The cause of the fire is not yet known (Picture: @mobee_me)

Around 100 firefighters are working to tackle the fire at the scene on De Pass Gardens in Barking.

The ground to the sixth floor is alight (Picture: @sakukrish)

Around 100 firefighters are working to tackle the fire at the scene on De Pass Gardens in Barking.

Around 100 firefighter are attempting to tackle the blaze (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

LFB said in a statement: Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters have been called to a fire at a block of flats on De Pass Gardens in Barking.

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The ground floor to the sixth floor of the block are currently alight.

The Brigade was called at 3.31pm and is still at the scene.

Fire crews from Barking, Dagenham, East Ham and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

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

Barking and Dagenham Police said on Twitter: Police on scene with London Fire Brigade at De Pass Gardens, Barking dealing with a major incident, whereby a block of flats is alight.

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