'A number of fatalities' as massive fire razes 27-story London apartment building: fire chief

Updated 2017-06-14 15:24:36 Xinhua
A massive fire engulfs a 27-story apartment building in western London early Wednesday.

A massive fire engulfs a 27-story apartment building in western London early Wednesday.

There have been "a number of fatalities" in a massive fire that engulfed a 27-story apartment building in west London early Wednesday, local fire chief said.

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Massive fire engulfs 27-story apartment building in western London, many feared trapped

A massive fire engulfed a 27-story apartment building in western London early Wednesday three hours after police received the first report of the blaze.

The Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate, built in the 1970s and renovated several times, contains 120 homes. It is feared many are trapped inside the blazing building as the fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday.

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