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#LondonFire: Several injured, trapped in 27-storey tower block

#LondonFire: Several injured, trapped in 27-storey tower block

"Residents continue to be evacuated from the tower block fire".

Meanwhile, London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged people to follow London Fire Brigade on Twitter for updates. She could not confirm a number due to the complexity of the building.

London's fire commissioner says there have been a number of fatalities in a high-rise fire in west London. At least 30 people have been taken to hospitals.

Fire raced through the 24-floor Grenfell Tower in North Kensington around 1 a.m.

There are reports people are trapped inside the building while over 200 firefighters work to control the blaze.

Many people at St.

Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well.

He says it was frightening but people are being cared for well.

A stream of water hits part of the burning building as day breaks in London.

Flames and smoke billow as firefighters battle the inferno from the ground. Residents said it appeared to start in an apartment on a lower floor and spread upward quickly.

Two hundred firefighters are at the block with ambulances and police on the scene ushering people away from the block.

The fire involved almost every floor of the 24-story building.

This story has been corrected by removing reference to 15 being treated for smoke inhalation, which was information from an older incident.

The cause of the fire, which broke out just after 0000 GMT, is not known at this stage, the Fire Brigade said. It's also not clear whether people are trapped.

"This is a large and very serious incident and we have deployed numerous resources and specialist appliances", he said. He said he heard sirens, helicopters and shouting and then saw the building engulfed in flames.

London Fire Brigade said 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the fire at 12.54am, local time.


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