Firefighters Battling Massive Blaze in London High-rise

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the London fire (all times local):

4:30 a.m.

London medics have treated 15 people for smoke inhalation as a major fire burned in west London.

The London Ambulance Service said the 15 were taken to hospitals. Police said earlier they were continuing to evacuate people from the apartment building Wednesday morning.

The fire has burned more than three hours and involved nearly every floor of the 27-story building.

The ambulance service in its statement advised people in the area to shut their windows and doors because of the smoke at the scene.

LONDON (AP) — Firefighters were battling a massive fire in a London apartment high-rise early Monday morning. One side of the building appeared to be in flames, and 45 fire engines and 200 firefighters were called to the scene.

The London Fire Brigade tweeted that the fire involved the second to the top floor of the 27-story building.

The building is the Grenfell Tower in the North Kensington area.

The Metropolitan Police said two people were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and cordons were in place.

George Clarke, the presenter of “Amazing Spaces,” told Radio 5 Live he was covered in ash even though he was 100 meters (yards) from the scene.

He said he saw people waving flashlights from the top levels of the building and saw rescuers “doing an incredible job” trying to get people out.


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