Eight people rescued from Dalston flats after chimney collapses

A child and two men suffered from smoke inhalation in a Stamford Hill flat fire on Friday evening (November 19).

The London Fire Brigade was called at 12.24am last night (January 30) to Stoke Newington Road - Credit: London Fire Brigade

Firefighters rescued eight people from a Dalston block of flats after wind caused a chimney stack to collapse overnight.

London Fire Brigade was called to Stoke Newington Road in the early hours of this morning (January 31).

The chimney stack of a terraced shop with flats above had collapsed through the roof of the building.

Station Commander Shaun Fox, who was at the scene, said: “Crews worked with partners to make the scene safe after a chimney stack had blown over in the wind and created a hole in the roof.

“Rubble had fallen into the staircase, so firefighters safely rescued two people from a window using a turntable ladder."

Firefighters rescued the two people from the third floor using the ladder and evacuated a further six people from the building.

LFB said there were no reports of any injuries.

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The brigade was called at 12.24am and the incident was over for firefighters an hour later.

One fire engine from Stoke Newington Fire Station, a turntable ladder from Tottenham Fire Station and three fire rescue units from Edmonton, East Ham and Croydon fire stations attended the scene.