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Massive fire at 27-storey tower block in London, several injured, reports of people trapped inside

Jun 14, 2017
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A massive fire ripped through a 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, police and fire services said.

The fire brigade said 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the blaze in Grenfell Tower, which has 120 flats.

London’s Metropolitan police service, in a tweet, said, “Residents continue to be evacuated from the tower block fire in North Kensington. A number of people being treated for a range of injuries.”

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

A photograph posted by the fire service showed the side of the building engulfed in flames.

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