Fire breaks out at North London tower block under a mile away from estate where 4,000 were evacuated over flammable cladding
By Alex Matthews For Mailonline

Firefighters tackling blaze at Waxham House - short drive from Chalcots Estate Dramatic clip shows smoke billowing from second story of block in north London About 4,000 people evacuated from Chalcots over flammable cladding fears.

A fire has broken out at a North London tower block under a mile away from an estate where thousands were evacuated over flammable cladding.

Crews of almost 60 firefighters are battling flames at Waxham House in Camden this evening Shocked residents were ordered to leave their homes for up to three weeks while 'urgent fire safety works' were carried out.

Roads have been closed outside Waxham House while crews deal with the fire.

It is not thought anyone was injured but this is yet to be confirmed by emergency services.Witness footage shows smoke billowing from the building's second storey.

One frustrated resident tweeted a video of the fire with the caption: 'Well done #@camdencouncil for not fixing the lift at waxham for two months, way to go #Camden' The incident comes less than two weeks after a devastating blaze ripped through Grenfell Tower in Kensington.

According to the London Fire Brigade, there were 440 dwelling fires across the capital in May 2016.

Source: Mailonline
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