London: Massive fire breaks out in 27-storey apartment, several feared trapped


A massive fire engulfed a block of flats at the Lancaster West Estate in London’s North Kensington, with people reportedly trapped inside.

40 fire engines and 200 firefighters are battling the blaze at the tower block, a 27-storey building in Latimer Road in White City, confirmed the London Fire brigade.

Residents continue to be evacuated from the Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road near Notting Hill, West London, after a massive fire engulfed a block of flats.

A number of people are being treated for a range of injuries, confirmed the Metropolitan police

There has been no word from emergency services as to whether people are trapped inside the building or not.

It is also unclear whether the building has 24 storeys or 27 storeys, with conflicting accounts from authorities and the architects that recently renovated the tower.

At least 200 firefighters and 40 engines are still on the scene of the huge fire trying to douse it.

No confirmation has yet been made on any deaths in the fire.

Meanwhile, London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged people to follow London Fire Brigade on Twitter for updates.

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