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Fire in five-storey Southwark block of flats

A fire broke out in a five-storey block of flats in south London.

The blaze started in a communal area of the building on the Peabody Estate on Southwark Street, Southwark, at about 21:40 BST on Tuesday.

Twenty residents had to flee the scene and a man and woman were treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire service is investigating and said the cause of the fire was not yet known.

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