A woman and a child were taken to the hospital following a flare up in a block of flats at Battersea in the southwest London who saw 70 firefighters and 10 fire engines called to the scene, London Fire Brigade Said (LFB).
The fire and rescue service said Tuesday night it had sent firefighters to Westbridge Road, Battersea, while images shared online showed the blaze blazing from the top of the block and a dark puff of smoke. who passed through heaven.
It added that a flat on the 20th floor of the building was lowered and a woman was checked for smoke inhalation when firefighters arrived at the scene.
Three people in total left the affected flat, while an additional 50 people also chose to flee the building before firefighters arrived, the LFB said.
“Crews were faced with a lot of smoke emitting from the top of a block of flats on arrival,” said Pete Johnson, a station commander for the LFB who was present.
“There were also many visible fires that drove a high number of calls to our Control Officers.
“Firefighters worked quickly to control the fire.”
An LFB spokesman added that the cause of the fire was unknown at this stage but the fire was brought under control at 8.53pm.
Ishika Deb, a 20-year-old student who lives in a nearby block of flats, said she heard a “bang and broken glasses” at the time of the incident.
“I went out and I saw there was a glass on the floor. Then I heard a bang and looked up and I saw the fire,” Ms Deb said.
LFB 999 Control Officers made 18 calls into the incident, with fire crews from Battersea, Fulham, Wandsworth, North Kensington and surrounding fire stations called there.
Additional PA reporting