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Huge fire engulfs west London tower block



Hundreds of firefighters fight tower block blaze

Two hundred firefighters and 40 fire engines are battling a large fire on a west London estate.

At least two people have been injured and flats at the 27-storey Grenfell Tower are being evacuated.

Footage on social media showed the building engulfed in fire, with flames stretching over a number of floors.

Crews continue to work hard at tower block fire in Fire is from 2nd to top floor of 27 storey building

The fire brigade said the fire was from the 26th floor. One witness, Reo, told Sky News: “I was in my kitchen and heard smoke alarms. “I could see the whole right side of the building was on fire.”

© Twitter/@kafianoor)Celeste Thomas lives across the road from the tower and said residents and families were “trying to find each other” following the evacuation.

She said: “Police have moved everyone back out of direct sight but I can hear cracking and debris falling.”

Horrible to see ferocious flames engulf homes. Firefighters battling to rescue people

The tower block is on the Lancaster West Estate, between Latimer Road Underground station and Westfield’s White City shopping centre.

Police said: “At this stage we are aware of two people being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.”

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