A fire broke out in a 27-storey tower in London on Wednesday morning with reports that residents are trapped inside their homes. The fire accident took place in Latimer Road’s Grenfell Tower located in White City district. London Fire Brigade said on Twitter that 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters were trying to douse the fire at Lancaster West Estate tower block. The fire brigade department issued a statement saying the fire had spread from the second floor to the top floor of the building.
Metropolitan Police, present at the scene, have asked people to stay away from the area for now. Police also said the residents are being evacuated from the tower block and a number of people are being treated for various injuries. London Ambulance Service said it has sent “a number of resources” for the North Kensington fire. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has issued a brief statement saying ‘major incident’ is declared at the Grenfell Tower in Kensington.