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Three wards in east London will be outside the fire brigade's target response times under proposals put forward to cater for cuts to the emergency service's budget.
The Royal Docks will be the worst hit, increasing from 5.27 minutes to an average wait of 8.39.
London Fire Brigade is holding a public meeting about the future of its service in Tower Hamlets.
The event will take place on Tuesday, May 7, at Queen Mary, University of London, in Mile End.
Plans have been announced by London Fire Brigade to close 12 stations in the capital, including those at Silvertown, Bow and Woolwich.
The emergency service revealed the proposed measures on Thursday afternoon as it looks to cut costs in the face of a £45 million budget reduction over the next two years
Plans to shut fire stations in Tower Hamlets have been called "reckless" by opponents after Poplar became the latest in the area to be considered for closure due to Government cuts.
With Bethnal Green also added to a list of those earmarked to be shut, over half of the fire stations in the borough now face an uncertain future.
Around 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at a chemical processing plant in Greenwich overnight and people were initially advised to keep their windows shut as a precaution.
Although the fire was under control by the morning, the Blackwall tunnel was affected, creating Monday morning congestion.