A large blaze has broken out at a brand new block of flats in East London with witnesses claiming the building’s solar panels appear to have caught fire.
The roof of Bow Wharf has been engulfed by flames leaving it partially collapsed at the scene which is between Bethnal Green and Mile End.
Shocked crowds gathered to watch as 80 firefighters battled the inferno in the five-floor building with huge plumes of smoke seen billowing into the air.
The trendy ‘residential waterside development’ – which is still under construction – contains five houses and 19 apartments which were set to sell for as much as £1million each.
One eyewitness who lives opposite the flats told MailOnline: ‘Half the roof is either burned away or collapsed.
‘They’ve got a crane with the hose on the flames. They struggled slightly at first with access because it’s right beside Regent’s Canal.
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