About 80 firefighters and 25 fire engines  battled a large fire at a block of flats in Hackney northeast London last night.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent 25 engines to the fire on Harry Zeital Way, Upper Clapton as the upper balcony was alight.

(Credit: David Nathan)

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

One woman was safely rescued from the blaze by firefighters and there are no reports of any other injuries , LFB has said.

Crews from Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, Homerton, Bethnal Green, Holloway, Islington and other surrounding fire stations were sent to the scene.

(Image Credit: David Nathan)

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