A blaze in a block of flats required around 100 firefighters to bring it under control.

When crews arrived they were faced with a fire in the roof space of the building in the Grange Estate in East Finchley in the early hours of this morning at around midnight.

Around 60 people fled from the three-story building before firefighters arrived - There were no reports of any injuries but the roof and part of the second floor were damaged.

The people living in the building have now being given help in a rest centre opened up by the council.

The fire was brought under control at around 2am but firefighters remained on scene to damping down the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This morning, Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer visited the site and met with Steve Leader, the London Fire Brigade’s Borough Commander for Barnet.

Mr Freer said: “This morning I was able to see the extent of the damage from the ground and from the extended platform.

“Thankfully, no one was hurt and great work from the London Fire Brigade.

“It was wonderful to see people rallying round to help in the rest centre opened by the council.”