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Fire breaks out on 20th floor of London tower block with 70 firefighters sent to the scene

by LLB Reporter
13th Oct 21 10:53 am

A woman and child have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out on the 20th floor of a tower block in South West London.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent 70 firefighters to the scene after receiving 18 999 calls at 8:02pm on Tuesday evening.

Flames and dark plumes of smoke could be seen and 50 people left the tower block of flats on Westbridge Road in Battersea.

Station commander Pete Johnson, who is at the scene, said at the time, “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.

“There are a number of road closures in place.”

The fire was bought under control at 8:53pm and a LFB spokesman said the cause of the fire is not known.

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