James Hatts

Fire at St Matthew’s Court in New Kent Road

New Kent Road was closed to traffic on Monday night while firefighters tackled a blaze on the top floor of St Matthew's Court.

Fire at St Matthew’s Court in New Kent Road
Fire at St Matthew’s Court in New Kent Road

The London Fire Brigade sent six fire engines, a turntable ladder and two command units to the scene.

Crews and vehicles were dispatched from fire stations in Old Kent Road, Dowgate, Soho, Whitechapel, Peckham, Islington and Lewisham.

The London Ambulance Service treated at least one casualty at the scene, but Southwark Police confirmed on Twitter that there had been "no serious injuries".

St Matthew's Court is a four-storey block of flats built in the 1990s on the site of the old St Matthew's Church.

The block is owned by the Southwark & London Diocesan Housing Association, which is currently in the process of being taken over by AmicusHorizon.

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