Woman and child taken to hospital after fire breaks out at London tower block

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A woman and a child have been taken to a hospital after a fire broke out in a block of flats in the south-west London

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The fire took a severe form in a flat located on the 20th floor of a skyscraper Westbridge Road In Battersea

Three people left the affected flat before firefighters arrived, while another 50 people left the building. london fire brigade (LFB) said.

/ PA Wire

Flames could be seen from the top of the block as dark plumes of smoke moved across the sky.

The LFB sent 70 firefighters to the spot after receiving information about the fire at 8.02 pm on Tuesday.

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He had received 18 calls about the fire.

/ PA Wire

Station Commander Pete Johnson, who was at the scene, said: “On arrival there was a lot of smoke coming from the top of a block of flats.

“There was also a lot of visible flame which prompted our controlling officers to call in large numbers.

“Many roads are closed all over the place.”

Fire Employees from Battersea, Fulham, Wandsworth, North Kensington and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

Ishika Deb, a 20-year-old student who lives in neighboring flats, said: “I heard an explosion and glass breaking. When I went outside and saw there was a mirror on the floor. Then I heard a bang and looked up and saw the fire.

He said that he heard some explosions and then saw that “ash was coming out”.

An LFB spokesperson said the cause of the fire was not yet known but it was brought under control at 8:53 pm.


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