50 firefighters tackle tower block fire in north London

Fifty firefighters are tackling a fire which broke out in a high-rise block of flats in north London.

A sixth-floor flat is alight in a 23-floor tower by the North Mall in Edmonton, a spokeswoman for the London Fire Brigade said.

One man has been led to safety through an internal staircase while around 50 residents left the building before crews arrived, a statement from LFB said.

Ten fire engines are on the scene after nearly 50 calls were received about the blaze at 5.39pm.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Tottenham, Chingford and Southgate fire stations are in attendance.

London Fire Brigade later tweeted the fire was under control.

- Press Association

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