Update: Fire at Harry Zeital Way

Hackney Town Hall

The Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville said:

"Our thoughts are with those who were evacuated from  last night, and we're grateful to the London Fire Brigade, whose brave work meant no one was seriously hurt. 

“The Council's Emergency Planning team kept me informed and worked with the LFB overnight to make sure all residents in the block were safe. Most residents stayed with friends or family, but the Council set up a rest centre nearby for affected residents.

“I visited the block today with local councillors and met with residents on site and at the rest centre. We remain in close contact with the LFB and the managers of the block, who I’m told are arranging temporary accommodation for those who need it. 

“We’re still waiting for confirmation from the MPS and LFB about when people will be able to return to their home and how many people will be displaced or for how long.

“It is too early to speculate on the causes of the fire, but we will work with all involved to support the investigation and any implications that may come from it.”