UK (England): Man injured in major Hackney blaze in East London – Published 150615 1420Z (GMT/UTC)

 Man rushed to hospital with burns & smoke inhalation as over 70 firefighters tackle Hackney shops blaze

Crews working hard fighting the fire on Yorkton St in Hackney range of shops and roof alight (Image: London Fire Brigade)

Crews working hard fighting the fire on Yorkton St in Hackney range of shops and roof alight (Image: London Fire Brigade)

Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers are tackling a fire at a joinery workshop on Hackney Road in Hackney. One man was injured and taken to hospital suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.

Thick black smoke from the fire was visible for miles around and residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed if affected.

Station Manager Keith Cunnew who is at the scene said:

“A member of the public spotted smoke and called the Brigade. On arrival crews wearing breathing apparatus helped three women and three men to leave the properties either side of the fire and two other people left the property before the Brigade arrived. The structure of the building has been seriously damaged by the blaze.

“We expect to be at scene for a number of hours. We are making good progress, but it will take some time to fully damp down the fire.”

Firefighters from Soho, Islington, Holloway, Shoreditch, Homerton, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Tottenham and Poplar fire stations are at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 1301. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

 

Location of fire (Image: London Fire Brigade)

Location of fire (Image: London Fire Brigade)

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Thick black smoke coming from the blaze on Yorkton St (Image: London Fire Brigade)

Thick black smoke coming from the blaze on Yorkton St
(Image: London Fire Brigade)

LFB making good progress tackling the fire at Yorkton St in Hackney (Image: London Fire Brigade)

LFB making good progress tackling the fire at Yorkton St in Hackney (Image: London Fire Brigade)

(Image: London Fire Brigade)

(Image: London Fire Brigade)

(Image: London Fire Brigade)

(Image: London Fire Brigade)

Crews are currently working hard to contain a substantial fire in a row of shops in Hackney. (Image: LFB BEXLEY ‏@bexleyfire)

Crews are currently working hard to contain a substantial fire in a row of shops in Hackney. (Image: LFB BEXLEY ‏@bexleyfire)

London Fire Brigade making steady progress fighting the fire in Hackney & busy damping down for some time - LFB 1542 BST (Image: London Fire Brigade)

London Fire Brigade making steady progress fighting the fire in Hackney & busy damping down for some time – LFB 1542 BST (Image: London Fire Brigade)

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