13:02 GMT02 July 2020
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    A new build block of apartments believed to be located on Barking Riverside in De Pass Gardens in East London caught fire on Sunday.

    The London Fire Brigade reported that 15 fire engines and around 100 firefighters are attempting to put out the fire at the block of flats.

    Police have promptly arrived at the scene at De Pass Gardens, Barking "dealing with a major incident, whereby a block of flats is alight", according to Barking & Dagenham Police.

    Evacuations are in progress and road closures are being implemented, police say.

    There are no reports about casualties as of now.

    ​Social media users have shared videos and photos of the blaze.

    READ MORE: At Least 120 Firefighters Tackling Major Blaze at Warehouse in Croydon, London

    A Twitter user has stated that the fire is "spreading", posting a video of firefighters trying to douse the flames at the scene.

    Earlier, the London Fire Brigade stated that ten fire engines and 70 firefighters were called to the blaze.

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