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Evacuation as blaze rips through homes

29 June, 2018

The fire that led to around 20 residents being evacuated on Saturday night

A FIRE ripped through the roof of a council block and left neighbours fearing for their homes as it burned for four hours.

The blaze in Dartmouth Park Hill on Saturday night destroyed two homes and damaged several others. Around 20 residents were evacuated by the fire brigade, with neighbours several doors away waiting with bags packed and fearing the worst as firefighters struggled to contain flames as they moved through the attic space.

A bedroom in one of the flats hit by the blaze

Crews arrived at the scene near Archway shortly after 8pm and began dousing the fire, but it is believed flames were able to move undetected through the roof.

Residents praised the “Blitz spirit” that brought the neighbourhood together throughout the night.

Camden Council, which manages the estate, said: “The council awaits the official fire investigation report.”

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