Lewisham fire Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze in 20storey apartment building in

Dozens of firefighters battled a blaze in a 20-storey apartment block in Lewisham in south London early on Thursday.Around 150 people left the building in Elmira Street as eight fire engines were called to the fire on the 13th floor of the block at 4.14am.Almost two hours later, the London Fire Brigade said the blaze, which had broken out on the balcony of the flat, was under control. The London Fire Brigade said a sprinkler system was activated and suppressed the fire, as 16 999 calls were made about the blaze.Nearly 60 firefighters attended the scene and the cause of the fire was being investigated.Crews from Lee Green, Deptford, New Cross, Forest Hill and Lewisham were among those that tackled the fire, the London Fire Brigade said. “Woken up by the sound of London Fire Brigade trucks,” said one witness on Twitter. “There is a nasty fire in a new build, Roma Corte, in #Lewisham. People have evacuated to nearby Cormill Gardens. Get out if you haven’t. Hope everyone is safe! ” Fire in #RomaCorte building #Lewisham and no fire alarm was set off. Instead get woken up to the sound of people screaming there was a fire. Horrible! pic.twitter.com/IUi5VNb7FC— Yusif Ali (@yusif0ali) June 14, 2018 The fire happened on the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy that killed 71 people.  Tower on fire at Lewisham 😩 #fire #lewisham #romacorte #london pic.twitter.com/blytNWiV87— Gasp (@Lunacyfer) June 14, 2018 Ambulance crews and police also attended the scene.Pictures from the scene posted by the London Ambulance Service showed a number of emergency vehicles outside the block. The fire on the 13th floor of a building in LewishamCredit:@yusif0ali/PA The fire on the 13th floor of a building in Lewisham The A20 Loampit Vale was closed between Jerrard St and Molesworth St as they tackled the fire.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more