Over 125 Firefighters Battle Huge Blaze At The Mall Shopping Centre

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Over 125 firefighters are battling a huge blaze at a shopping centre in Walthamstow, East London. Dramatic images show flames ripping through The Mall in Walthamstow, with eyewitnesses saying 999 crews are struggling to get it under control.

The fire broke out at around 7:40am and efforts are being made to save the building, but the blaze seems to have grown in intensity throughout the morning.

Fifteen fire engines have been sent to the scene, and the Metropolitan Police have described it as a “major incident”.

An eyewitness told Mirror Online that it isn’t clear if there’s anyone inside the building. He said: “It’s absolutely terrible to see. All the roof of the Mall is on fire, it’s going to get bigger and bigger.”

In a statement London Fire Brigade said: “Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters have been called to a fire at The Mall shopping centre on Selborne Walk in Walthamstow.

“The Brigade was called at 0740. Fire crews from Walthamstow, Leyton, Tottenham, Leytonstone, Homerton and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

“The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”

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