Firefighters battling huge blaze in London high-rise

Firefighters battling huge blaze in London high-rise

Firefighters battling huge blaze in London high-rise

At least two people were injured after a massive fire broke out in a high-rise building in west London.

Footage on social media showed the building engulfed in fire, with flames stretching over a number of floors.

The 24-story Grenfell Tower was built in the 1970s and recently subject to a $10.9 million redevelopment, according to property firm Rydon.

Forty fire engines and 200 firefighters are at the Grenfell Tower tower block, on the Lancaster West Estate in North Kensington.

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise
Firefighters battling huge blaze in London high-rise

The residential block holds 120 flats, with two of the residents being treated for illness from smoke inhalation. Reports said an evacuation process was under way amid fears that the building could collapse. They've asked people to avoid the area of the fire.

One local told Radio 5 Live he is covered in ash, 100m away.

According to property website RightMove, the average rent in the building is around $2,500 a month.

"It's so heartbreaking, I've seen someone flashing their torches at the top level and they obviously can't get out".

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