R esidents have had to evacuate themselves from a blaze in a London block of flats covered in the same type of cladding as Grenfell Tower.
More than 100 firefighters tackled the fire at New Providence Wharf in Poplar, east London on Friday morning. More than 20 fire engines and around a dozen ambulances were rushed to the scene.
The fire ripped through three floors of the 19-storey building, which contains more than 500 flats.
Residents said they had to evacuate themselves from the burning building after fire alarms and a waking watch system, whereby trained personnel patrol the floors and exterior of a building, failed. One resident told The Telegraph they were told to stay in the building, rather than evacuate.
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