Once the alarm sounded in the building, the management put procedures into place for the evacuation process.
As we arrived, the commander at the time decided that as a precaution the entire building was to be evacuated and crews quickly worked alongside building management to make sure that occurred.
Evacuating such large numbers of people can impede crews if there is a fire apparent but because it has been practised a number of times and we have worked alongside building management on a number of exercises, it was quite a quick and easy process.
More top news
The average temperature for this time of year in London is 16C, the weekend will be seven degrees above average.
Nearly 50 people were forced from their homes as London Fire Brigade cordoned off the area around Brickfield Cottages, in Plumstead.
The decision on how officers will give evidence to the investigation into the controversial police tactic will be made public today.