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United Kingdom: Large fire reported in west London June 14

Large fire reported in west London on June 14; avoid the area

14 juin 10h28 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 14/6/2017, 12h00 until 15/6/2017, 11h59 (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

Event

British authorities have reported that a large fire has engulfed a housing complex in Latimer Road, west London, beginning at approximately 01:10 (local time) on Wednesday, June 14. The Metropolitan Police have stated that numerous people are being treated for injuries, and eyewitnesses claim that several people remain trapped in the apartment complex. Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, declared a "major incident" was underway, and there are fears that the tower block may collapse.

Emergency services have commenced rescue operations, and police have implemented a cordon around the complex. Transportation disruptions are possible in the vicinity of the fire. 

Advice

Individuals in London are advised to avoid the area of the fire, be prepared for congestion in the vicinity and on public transportation, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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