19.8.16. More than 100 fire fighters were called out to a huge blaze in a block of flats in Shepherd's Bush.


The adjacent West 12 shopping centre was evacuated, as smoke filled the skies above the apartment block.

London fire officers have confirmed the blaze is under control, after 20 engines went out to tackle the fire in Shepherd's Bush Green just before 3:45pm.

Ambulances have treated two people for injuries at the scene but no one has been taken to hospital.  A London Fire Brigade spokesman said there were no immediate reports of anyone injured in the blaze.  He added that the fire was under control but that crews were remaining at the scene.

Residents and shoppers crowded round outside the building, where lines of ambulances were parked up ready for anyone injured.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman told the Standard: "One hundred and twenty fire fighters are tackling a high rise blaze at Shepherd's Bush Green.

"Twenty fire engines and 120 fire fighters and officers have been called to a fire in a high rise block of flats on Shepherds Court in Shepherds Bush Green.

"Smoke from the blaze can be seen across the area and 999 control officers have taken over 40 emergency calls to the incident.

Crews from Hammersmith, Kensington, Acton, Chiswick, Paddington and Fulham fire stations were at the scene. 

"The cause of the fire is not known at this stage."

Natasha Wills, Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 4:01pm to reports of a fire at an address in Shepherds Bush.

"We sent multiple resources including ambulance crews, single responders in cars, our hazardous area response team and an incident response officer.

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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