Firefighters battling massive blaze in London apartment building

2017-06-14 05:56
Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in a London high-rise apartment building. (AP)

Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in a London high-rise apartment building. (AP)

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London — Firefighters were battling a massive fire and evacuating residents from a burning 24-storey building in London early on Wednesday morning.

One side of the building appeared to be in flames, and 45 fire engines and 200 firefighters were called to the scene.

The London Fire Brigade tweeted that the fire involved the second to the top floor and a number of people were being treated for a range of injuries.

The building is the Grenfell Tower in the North Kensington area.

George Clarke, the presenter of television show Amazing Spaces, told Radio 5 Live he was covered in ash even though he was 100 metres from the scene.

He said he saw people waving flashlights from the top levels of the building and saw rescuers "doing an incredible job" trying to get people out.

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