Published: Wed, June 14, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

At least two people were injured after a massive fire broke out in a high-rise building in west London.

One side of the building appeared to be in flames. The London Fire Brigade say 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters are at the scene.

"Fire is from second to top floor of 27 storey building", the fire service said on Twitter.

Pedestrians watch from a safe distance as a fire at the 24-story Grenfell Tower rages Wednesday morning in London.

Police said: "At this stage we are aware of two people being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation". Cordons were erected to seal off the scene, and people were urged to avoid the area.

According to BBC reports, some are fearful the building could collapse.

"It's so heartbreaking, I've seen someone flashing their torches at the top level and they obviously can't get out".

Close to Notting Hill, the tower block is around a five minute walk from the Latimer Road Underground station and near the Westfield shopping center in the west London suburbs.

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