LONDON — Police and fire crews were battling a huge blaze that engulfed a high-rise building in West London.
The London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service swarmed the scene of the Grenfell Tower apartment building as officers set a perimeter.
Police said they were working to evacuate the building—-witnesses reported hearing screams from the upper floors.
“At this stage we are aware of two people being treated at the scene,” London’s Metropolitan Police Service said in a brief statement. Residents were urged to avoid the area.
It was unclear what sparked the fire.
Images posted to social media showed the scope of the operation.
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Ladbroke Grove in West London right now. This is the street I live on. pic.twitter.com/7W2HI1bWmq
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