Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

Aaron Brown
June 14, 2017

At least two people have been injured and flats at the 27-storey Grenfell Tower are being evacuated.

The fire has spread from the second floor to the roof of the towering block, with 200 firefighters struggling to bring it under control.

Pedestrians watch from a safe distance as a fire at the 24-story Grenfell Tower rages Wednesday morning in London.

London firefighters are tackling large flames after a building near Latimer Road caught fire, according to the BBC.

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Police said an evacuation of the 120-unit tower was under way. They've asked people to avoid the area of the fire.

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

George Clarke, the presenter of "Amazing Spaces", told Radio 5 Live he was covered in ash even though he was 100 meters (yards) from the scene.

"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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