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Six fire engines battling fire in Gants Hill

PUBLISHED: 16:49 27 November 2019 | UPDATED: 17:41 27 November 2019

Firefighters are at the scene of a fire in a flat in Cranbrook Road on Wednesday, November 27. Picture: Laxmi Thevar

Firefighters are at the scene of a fire in a flat in Cranbrook Road on Wednesday, November 27. Picture: Laxmi Thevar

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Six fire engines and 30 firefighters are tackling a fire in Gants Hill today (November 27).

Six fire engines and around 30 firefighters are tackling a fire in Gants Hill today (November 27).

Firefighters are at the scene of a fire in a flat in Cranbrook Road on Wednesday, November 27. Picture: Laxmi ThevarFirefighters are at the scene of a fire in a flat in Cranbrook Road on Wednesday, November 27. Picture: Laxmi Thevar

The fire is in a flat with a shop below in Cranbrook Road and a significant part of the first floor and part of the roof are currently alight.

Firefighters are at the scene of a fire in a flat in Cranbrook Road on Wednesday, November 27. Picture: Laxmi ThevarFirefighters are at the scene of a fire in a flat in Cranbrook Road on Wednesday, November 27. Picture: Laxmi Thevar

Firefighters are using an aerial ladder platform and a drone to tackle the blaze and they were called to the scene around 3.45pm.

Firefighters are at the scene of a fire in a flat in Cranbrook Road on Wednesday, November 27. Picture: Laxmi ThevarFirefighters are at the scene of a fire in a flat in Cranbrook Road on Wednesday, November 27. Picture: Laxmi Thevar

TfL tweeted that the A123 is closed in both directions east of the Gants Hill Roundabout.

Residents in the area are advised to keep their windows closed.

More updates to follow.

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