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Huge blaze tackled at Highlands Village estate

Fifty residents escaped the building unharmed before fire crews arrived

Firefighters tackling the blaze in Newsholme Drive (credit LFB)
Firefighters tackling the blaze in Newsholme Drive (credit LFB)

Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters tackled a fire on Newsholme Drive in Highlands Village last night (Sunday 2nd).

Three flats in the loft space of a three-storey building that has been converted into flats were destroyed by fire. Half of the building’s roof was also damaged. There are no reports of any injuries after around 50 people left the building before firefighters arrived.

London Fire Brigade’s drone team provided an aerial view of the fire to help the incident commander tackle the fire while a 32-metre turntable ladder was used to extinguish the flames.


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Crews wearing breathing apparatus spent a number of hours working to bring the fire under control before dampening down to ensure the scene was safe.

The brigade was called at 9.30pm on Sunday and the fire was brought under control by 1.51am on Monday morning. Crews from Southgate, Edmonton, Enfield, Tottenham, Hornsey, Finchley and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire crews continued to tackle the blaze through the night (credit LFB)
Fire crews continued to tackle the blaze through the night (credit LFB)

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