High-rise block on fire near Grenfell Tower in west London | London

Firefighters and parademics are attending a fire at a high-rise block in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, less than a mile from the site of Grenfell Tower.

London fire brigade said eight engines and about 60 firefighters were at the scene of the tower block in Queensdale Crescent.

The brigade said half of a flat on the 12th floor of the building was on fire.

“We used new technology that enabled a caller to send live stream videos of the incident straight into the Brigade’s 999 call centre,” a spokesperson added.

The blaze was reported at 9.23am, the cause remains unknown.

London ambulance service said it was responding to the fire in Queensdale Crescent, Shepherd’s Bush, and is treating “a number of patients” at the scene.

In a statement on Twitter, LAS said: “London ambulance service is responding to a fire in Queensdale Crescent, W11, alongside colleagues from the London fire brigade. We have dispatched multiple resources to the scene and are treating a number of patients.”

Conservative MP for Kensington Felicity Buchan described news of the fire as “very concerning” and said aerial appliances had been deployed to the site.

More details soon …

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/21/high-rise-block-on-fire-near-grenfell-tower-in-west-london

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