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Six fire engines and crews battle Brixton blaze

Six fire engines and crews battle Brixton blaze. Credit: @LambethMPS

Six fire engines and crews have battled a blaze at a block of flats in Brixton.

The fire broke out in a five-roomed flat on the fifth floor of an eight storey building in Crownstone Road.

Half of the flat has been damaged by fire.

As I arrived on the scene flames were coming out of the side of the building.

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus worked really hard to bring the fire under control quickly.

– Station Manager Lee Sparks

Fire crews from Brixton, Clapham, West Norwood, Peckham and Lambeth attended the blaze. The Brigade was called just before noon and the incident was over just after 1.45pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fortunately no one was injured and the residents self-evacuated before the Brigade arrived.

Residents living in the remaining properties also left the building before the Brigade arrived.

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Man charged with attempted murder over Brixton stabbing

Man charged with attempted murder over Brixton stabbing. Credit: Met Police

Scotland Yard said a man arrested by Trident detectives investigating a stabbing in Brixton has been charged.

Collins Adesoji, 18, from Lambeth appears in custody at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on December 31 charged with the attempted murder of an 18-year-old man in Rushcroft Road, Brixton December 27.

He was arrested and later charged December 30.

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