Emergency services have launched an investigation after a block of flats caught fire this week.

Six London Fire Brigade crews were called to the incident on Harry Zeital Way in Hackney at 10:39pm on Monday, September 16.

Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters were called to a fire at a block of flats.

The blaze was under control by 1:37am but firefighters will remain on scene into the morning.

Video footage showing the incident unfold was quickly shared on Twitter. You can watch the clip here https://twitter.com/999London/status/1173719762075049984

The balcony from the ground to the fifth floor was destroyed by the fire and part of a three-room flat on the fifth floor was damaged.

Part of the roof of the building was also damaged. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus led one woman to safety from the first floor.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The Brigade's 999 Control Officers took 70 calls to the fire.