FIRE crews tackled a blaze on the 25th floor of a Deptford tower block this afternoon.

The brigade was called to the fire at Aragon Tower on George Beard Road at 12.02pm after someone spotted smoke coming from a balcony.

Six fire engines from Deptford, Old Kent Road, Dockhead, Peckham, East Greenwich, and Lewisham fire stations went to the scene with 35 firefighters and officers.

The fire was out by 12.39pm and the building did not need to be evacuated.