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Video shows terrifying fire in east London as family are rescued from block of flats

A video showing a terrifying fire in east London in which a family was rescued from block of flats has been posted online by a neighbour.

Video coutesy of Twitter/@CarlyFenton\xo_

The London Fire Brigade said firefighters rescued two adults and three young children from a blaze in a block of flats on Great Eastern Road in Stratford last night.

They were led to safety from a third floor flat roof by fire crews wearing breathing apparatus. They were all suffering from smoke inhalation and treated by London Ambulance Service crews.

Over 30 further residents self evacuated from the building.

A flat on the first floor was completely gutted by fire. A flat on the second and third floor was also damaged by the blaze.

The Brigade was called at 11.12pm and the fire was under control by 1.14am.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers from Plaistow, Poplar, Homerton, Bethnal Green and East Ham fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.