Dramatic footage on social media shows flames coming out of the flat which is among one of the upper floors of building in Battersea in south London
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A large fire has broken out at a tower block in south London.
Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are tackling the huge blaze at the 20-storey building in Battersea.
The crews from from Battersea, Fulham, Wandsworth, North Kensington and surrounding fire stations were called to the scene just after 8pm.
One woman is being treated for smoke inhalation.
Dramatic footage on social media shows flames coming out of the flat which is among one of the upper floors of building.
London Fire Brigade said in a statement: “Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to a fire at a block of flats on Westbridge Road in Battersea.
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“A flat on the 20th floor is alight. One woman left the affected flat before the Brigade arrived. She is being assessed for smoke inhalation at the scene.”
Station Commander Pete Johnson, who is at the scene, added: “Crews were faced with a lot of smoke issuing from the top of a block of flats on arrival.
“There was also lots of visible flame which has prompted a high number of calls to our Control Officers.
“Firefighters are working hard to bring the fire under control.
“There are a number of road closures in place.”
A woman inside the flat managed to flee before crews arrived at the scene.
The fire was deemed to be under control at around 9.05pm.
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