More than 50 firefighters tackled a blaze in a 20-storey Lewisham tower block on the anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy.

Crews were called to the fire on the 13th floor of the block in Elmira Street at 4.14am.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said around 150 people left the building before the fire brigade arrived and a sprinkler system "suppressed" the fire.

There were no reports of any injuries.

One tenant who was in the building told News Shopper: "It wasn't very pleasant. 

"I woke up at quarter to five as normal. I thought I heard a vacuum cleaner. 

"I went to the spare window and looked out my window. I could see loads of fire engines down beneath by flat and lots of police. 

"No fire alarms were going off at all." 

Most of the balcony and part of a four-roomed flat were damaged by the fire.

Crews from Deptford, New Cross and Lewisham were among the 58 firefighters at the scene, while police and ambulance staff were also present.

London Fire Brigade said it received 16 calls about the blaze, which was under control by 5.23am.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, LFB added.

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