Fire crews rush to put out ‘small fire’ in west London tower block near Grenfell blaze

Fire engines rushed to a tower block near the site of the Grenfell blaze after a small fire broke out on a balcony.

London Fire Brigade received multiple reports a fire at Trellick Tower – a block located close to Westbourne Park Tube station.

Four engines and 21 fire-fighters were sent to tackle the blaze but it had been extinguished before they arrived.

A spokeswoman for LFB said: “We received multiple calls and arrived at the scene at 6.54pm. 

Bruv there are hella fire engines underneath Trellick Tower 😳

— Morgan Keyz (@MorganKeyz) June 20, 2017

Fire on 15th floor of Trellick Tower but apparently out now + residents being allowed back in

— Nick Morrison (@nsdmorrison) June 20, 2017

@GetWestLondon @standardnews @DailyMirror @BBCLondonNews Small fire at Trellick tower in Kensal Green.Just a stones throw from Grenfall

— Mr and Mrs B (@KeiranBrown85) June 20, 2017

“The fire was located on a balcony on the 15th floor but it had been extinguished by the time we arrived. The incident was over by 7.25pm.”

The building is within view of Grenfell Tower where the devastating fire broke out last week – killing an estimated 79 people and displacing hundreds of families.

In April, 200 people were evacuated from Trellick Tower after a fire broke out on the 27th floor.


Previous incidents: the tower block was evacuated in April after a fire on the 27th floor (London Fire Brigade)

Fire-fighters said the blaze was probably caused by the “careless disposal of a cigarette on the balcony” which set bedding and towels alight.

A woman a two children were evacuated from the flat when the fire broke out but there were no reports of injuries.

Eight fire engines from North Kensington and surrounding areas with 58 firefighters tackled the blaze, which left the 27th floor of the building badly damaged.

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