Towering Inferno: After terror attacks, London engulfed in terror of fire

The London Fire Brigade said the flames had spread from the second floor to the 27th floor.

Reports say a number of people including women and children are still trapped inside the building which is still a blaze four hours after the fire broke out at approximately 0:50am. Assistant Fire Commissioner Dan Daly said it was a large and very serious incident.

"Residents continue to be evacuated from the tower block fire".

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has issued a brief statement saying "major incident" is declared at the Grenfell Tower in Kensington.

An emergency number has been set up for anyone concerned about loved ones after the fire in west London.

There are fears the building may collapse.

Police said: "At this stage we are aware of two people being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation".

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Hugo Zarey, who lives in one of the other buildings, says he could hear the commotion outside when police pounded on his door and ordered him to leave.

It was not clear if residents were trapped, but people at the scene spoke of being unable to reach friends and family who had been inside.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire", he said in a post on the brigade's Facebook page.

Forty fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the scene early Wednesday morning.

The tower block is on the Lancaster West Estate, between Latimer Road Underground station and Westfield's White City shopping centre.

More than 200 people live in the apartment block and evacuations are underway. Debris has fallen from the building, which is entirely engulfed in the blaze.

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