A fire that ripped through flats where a woman had to be rescued is being treated as suspicious, police say.
The blaze broke out off Harry Zeital Way in Clapton, east London at 22:40 BST on Monday.
It started on a downstairs balcony but spread to the upper floors “within two minutes”, resident Soyeb Isralia said.
Balconies from the ground to the fifth floor were destroyed, along with part of a flat on the fifth floor and a section of the roof.
Met Police officers were called to the scene along with ambulance and fire crews, although there were no reported injuries.
Mr Isralia said he was in the bath when he heard people shouting about the fire, so he grabbed a towel and escaped from the building.
“We saw the downstairs balcony on fire and within two minutes the flames went all the way up to the fourth floor,” he said.
“Everything just exploded after that.”
The blaze took firefighters, who remain at the scene, three hours to bring under control.
Hackney council, the local authority, will also be involved in investigating the fire.