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6 Dead, 20 In Critical Conditions As Fire Guts Tower Block In West London

According to reports, the fire outbreak started around 01:16 BST and about 200 firefighters are battling to put it out.

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A massive fire engulfed a tower block in the early hours of Wednesday in Latimer Road, west London, with firefighters tackling flames from the second floor to the top.

According to reports, the fire outbreak started around 01:16 BST and about 200 firefighters are battling to put it out.

Here are main developments from the blaze that engulfed apartment block:

  • London’s Metropolitan Police have confirmed six fatalities following the fire
  • The Police statement added that they expect the figure to rise
  • Blog purportedly run by local residents expressed safety concerns in past
  • Witnesses saw people jump from the tower
  • Blaze largely contained by 5 a.m. local time, smoke still pouring into the sky
  • Fire chiefs say “too early to speculate” the cause of the blaze


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