Bow Wharf fire: Blaze rips through new multi-million pound development in trendy east London

A huge fire has ripped through a new multi-million pound development in a trendy part of east London.

Dramatic images posted on social media showed thick smoke billowing over Victoria Park, in Bow.

Eighty fire fighters rushed to Bow Wharf – a new development where apartments cost as much as £1 million – just after 11am on Sunday.

At least 75 per cent of the roof of one of the developments blocks of luxury flats has been destroyed by flames, London Fire Brigade said.

Flames from new flats under construction (nearing completion) at Bow Wharf, E3, Tower Hamlets.Thankfully no one has yet moved into the flats

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Fire crews evacuated a nearby play area while Grove Road was sealed off, witnesses said.

#smokeonthewater #bowwharf #hackney #fire

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Jack Hawke wrote on Twitter: “#MileEnd park has been evacuated as firefighters put out the flames in the roof of a building at Bow Wharf.”

Rachel Carmac added: “Terrible fire at new Bow Wharf development in E3. Fire crews attending. Good job no-one is living there yet.” 

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