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Dagenham Christmas Day flat fire investigated

An investigation has begun into a fire at a London flat on Christmas Day.

Four adults and two children left the seventh floor flat in Vicarage Road in Dagenham, Barking, before fire crews arrived.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters attended and led a further ten people to safety just after 22:00 GMT on Wednesday.

The fire was under control by 22:50 GMT but the flat was badly damaged, London Fire Brigade said. No one was injured.

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