People being treated by paramedics at tower block blaze near Grenfell

People being treated by paramedics at tower block blaze near Grenfell

Smoke damage

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Smoke damage at Queensdale Crescent

One person has been taken to hospital following a tower block blaze in west London, about a mile from Grenfell Tower.

London Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics assessed two more people at the scene.

London Fire Brigade said 60 firefighters and eight engines were despatched to the block on Queensdale Crescent in Shepherd’s Bush.

An 999 call was made at 09: 23 BST and the fire was under control by 11: 00.

We were called at 9.45am to reports of a fire at a block of flats on Queensdale Crescent.

We sent resources to the scene, including two ambulances and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

Two patients were assessed at the scene and another was treated and taken to hospital.

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Station commander David Bracewell, who was at the scene, said six residents were helped to safety by firefighters.

He said: “Three people from the affected flat left before the brigade arrived. A number of other residents evacuated the building.

“Firefighters led six residents to safety via an internal staircase.

“Further residents who were not affected by fire, heat or smoke were advised to remain in their flats.”

An LFB spokesperson said more than 30 calls had come through the about the fire, which had set light to half a flat. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

A Met Police spokesman said the force was not involved, aside from any assistance needed for road closures around the scene, such as on St Anne’s Road in Holland Park.

The BBC has obtained footage showing the window of the flat, which has severe smoke damage around it.

Kensington MP Felicity Buchan tweeted: “Very concerning to hear about the high rise fire at Queensdale Crescent in Shepherds Bush.”

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