Fire at Albert Barnes House on New Kent Road

Six fire engines were sent to tackle a fire on the 12th floor of Albert Barnes House on New Kent Road on Friday afternoon.

Fire at Albert Barnes House on New Kent Road
Firefighters pumping out water from Albert Barnes House
Fire at Albert Barnes House on New Kent Road

The London Fire Brigade says that a quarter of a flat on the 12th floor was damaged in the blaze.

A brigade spokeswoman said that a woman left the flat before firefighters arrived at the scene.

Fire engines from several stations were sent to the fire, including crews from Southwark and Old Kent Road fire stations. A command unit from Islington was also parked in New Kent Road.

Friday evening rush hour traffic around Elephant & Castle was delayed by the closure of one lane of New Kent Road. Traffic was directed by a policeman.

Three years ago a larger fire caused more substantial damage to the block.

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