Latimer Road fire: Huge fire engulfs west London flats


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A huge fire has engulfed a tower block in Latimer Road, west London, with eyewitnesses saying the flames have engulfed all 24 storeys.

The fire at Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate was reported at 01:16 BST and about 200 firefighters are tackling the blaze.

The Metropolitan Police said “an evacuation process is under way”.

The BBC’s Andy Moore said the whole tower block was alight and there are fears the building might collapse.

Eyewitnesses say the block of flats was “close to burning through”.

The London Fire Brigade say 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters are at the scene.



Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40269625

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