London Firefighters Struggling With Blaze That Engulfed 24-Storey Block of Flats

Firefighters are trying to put out a huge blaze which has engulfed a 24-story Grenfell block of flats on the Lancaster West Estate, London.

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More than 200 firefighters and 40 engines have been dispatched to tackle a huge fire at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, near Notting Hill, in West London. The London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police were called to the scene at 1:16 am local time (00:16 GMT).

The fire engulfed the building from the second storey to the top floor.

​It was reported earlier that a huge fire broke out at the apartment block as a result of which at least two people suffered smoke inhalation.

No reports of casualties have emerged but some people may still be trapped inside the building, reports suggest.

The fire reportedly started on the fourth floor due to a faulty fridge.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan referred to the fire as a “major incident”.