Fire at Earl’s Court hotel in London

Fire at Earl’s Court hotel in London

Over 70 firefighters battling blaze

Firefighters were battling a blaze at a hotel on Sunday night as flames forced people to evacuate from a road in central London.

The fire forced 150 people to evacuate the area before 10 fire engines and 72 firefighters arrived on the scene on Trebovir Road, Earl’s Court.

The road, in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, is lined with 19th century town houses.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman told the Telegraph the fire had affected “a terraced hotel and residences, flats of four floors”.

“100 per cent of the second floor, 20 percent of the third floor and 10 per cent of the roof are alight”, she added.

The fire brigade spokeswoman said seven casualties had been assisted from properties on the road. Three people were said to have been treated for minor smoke inhalation.

Two people were rescued from the roof of another property on the street by a turntable ladder. No one is believed to have been seriously hurt.

Before the fire service arrived, 150 people had already evacuated themselves from the buildings. There are no reports of anyone still being stuck in the building.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Original source: Telegraph

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