Video: 27-storey building in London catches fire, 200 firefighters at the spot

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A 27-storey building in London catches fire
A 27-storey building in London catches fire

London : Massive fire broke out in a 27-storey building in London on Wednesday morning amid reports suggesting residents trapped inside the building (Grenfell Tower) that has been located in White City district.

According to a tweet by London fire brigade, nearly 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters have reached the spot and trying to douse the fire at Lancaster West Estate tower block.

The fire brigade department also claimed that the fire started from the second floor and then spread till the top floor.

Metropolitan Police have asked the residents to avoid the area for now. Police also said the residents are being evacuated from the tower block and a number of people are being treated for various injuries. 

In a statement posted on Facebook, Assistant Commissioner Dan Daly said: “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire. This is a large and very serious incident and we have deployed numerous resources and specialist appliances.” The cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet.

According to BBC, those present at the scene reported falling of debris, loud explosions and shattering of glass. BBC correspondent Andy Moore added there are fears the tower might collapse. 

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