Fatalities Announced In Notting Hill Tower Block Fire

Fatalities have been reported at a huge tower block fire in Notting Hill.

The blaze was Grenfell Tower, Latimer Road at 12.54am on Wednesday morning.

200 firefighters and 40 fire engines are reportedly on the scene, with London Fire Brigade declaring a major incident, evacuating 30 nearby flats, and placing a cordon around the area.

One source tells Londonist the smoke from the blaze is visible from Borehamwood — about 10 miles from the site in Latimer Road.

A cordon is in place around the building & approx 30 adjacent flats have been evacuated by police #NorthKensington https://t.co/QYF9V38wWJ pic.twitter.com/ugvDFswb7w

— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 14, 2017

Firefighters continue to work extremely hard at the scene of #NorthKensington tower block fire https://t.co/QYF9V38wWJ pic.twitter.com/GJqaJV3H0i

— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 14, 2017

#NorthKensington tower block fire declared major incident, crews working hard at scene ©@Natalie_Oxford For updates:https://t.co/Gy6gUYc4ML pic.twitter.com/079acRjt7W

— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 14, 2017

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Source : http://londonist.com/london/news/fatalities-announced-in-notting-hill-tower-block-fire