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Tenants evacuated as blaze hits Leicester city centre flats

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A block of flats in Leicester city centre was evacuated after a fire broke out in the early hours of the morning. Fire crews were called to Vestry House, in Humberstone Gate, just after 1am today. Four firefighters using breathing gear entered the burning building after initial reports stated there may be people trapped inside. At total of 20 tenants were evacuated from the seven-floor block and taken to safety. By 2am it was confirmed that all people were accounted for. At the height of the blaze, crews from across Leicester and two pumps from Wigston were engaged in fighting the flames. It was under control and a stop message received by fire control just before 3am.

Tenants evacuated as blaze hits Leicester city centre flats


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