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London blaze forces 200 to evacuate homes

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Around 150 firefighters have been battling a fierce blaze in Peckham, south-east London.

As many as 200 people were forced to evacuate their homes as fire ripped through a block of flats in the early hours. The London Fire Brigade believe it started in a nearby building site and could involve gas cylinders, the blaze then spread quickly. The emergency services are carrying out house-to-house checks. One person has been taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke.