Seventy firefighters and 10 fire engines were dispatched to tackle a fire in a block of flats in Battersea, south west London.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) announced Tuesday evening that it had dispatched the firefighters to Westbridge Road, Battersea, as images shared online showed flames peeling off the top of the block, driving a cloud of dark smoke into the sky.
The fire brigade and the rescue service announced that an apartment in the 20th
“The crews encountered a lot of smoke from the top of a block of flats when they arrived,” said Pete Johnson, an LFB station commander who was on site.
“There were also a lot of visible flames which resulted in a high number of calls to our control officers.
“The fire department is working hard to get the fire under control. There are a number of road closures. “
LFB said the cause of the fire was unknown at the time, as a service statement found 999 control officers answered 18 calls about the fire.
It added that firefighters from Battersea, Fulham, Wandsworth, North Kensington and the surrounding fire stations had been called to the scene.
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