NEWS
26/07/2018 08:05 BST | Updated 26/07/2018 08:43 BST

West Hampstead Fire: 100 Firefighters Tackle Blaze At Block Of Flats

Pictures posted on social media showed the blaze visible for miles.

About 100 firefighters tackled a blaze at a block of flats in north-west London in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The London Fire Brigade was alerted to the blaze, which affected the top floor of the five storey block, at 1.04am. 

A total of 50 people had been evacuated from the block, while two others on the first floor left the building with assistance from crews after concerns about the stability of the roof.

No-one needed hospital treatment after the fire, London Ambulance Service said.

The London Fire Brigade said 15 engines were at the scene in Inglewood Road, West Hampstead.

Pictures posted on social media showed the blaze visible for miles. There are currently no reports of any injuries.

Station manager Clainton Murray said: “Due to concerns that the roof could collapse inward, firefighters evacuated residents from the top floor.

“In addition fire crews assisted two people from the first floor and a number of other residents self evacuated from lower floors. Around 50 residents are using a local public house as a rest centre.

“The fire is also affecting the roof and in the early stages was very visible for miles around.”

The fire is believed to have started in a flat on the fourth floor.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.