Shepherd’s Bush fire: Firefighters tackle blaze in high-rise block near Grenfell Tower

The block of flats on Queensdale Crescent in Shepherds Bush is only a few minutes walk away from the Grenfell Tower.

At least 60 firefighters have been tackling a fire in a high-rise residential flat in west London.

Residents were forced to evacuate their flat on the 12th floor of the tower block this morning (Tuesday, June 21).

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The fire service said the blaze was under control about 90 minutes after the first call.

London Fire Brigade sent eight fire engines at the scene where half of a flat is ablaze. Photo: London Fire Brigade

And there are currently no reports of any injuries.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson told London World, “London Ambulance Service is responding to a fire in Queensdale Crescent, W11, alongside colleagues from the London Fire Brigade.

“We have dispatched multiple resources to the scene and are treating a number of patients.

“More updates to follow.”

Conservative MP for Kensington Felicity Buchan tweeted: “Very concerning to hear about the high-rise fire at Queensdale Crescent in Shepherds Bush.

“I am told by @LondonFire that eight fire engines are there, 60 firefighters and a 32mm aerial appliance.

“A 64mm one has been called.”

One Twitter user tweeted: “No less horrific for those affected and has made me feel physically sick.

“What must it be like for all those affected by #Grenfell who face such #trauma daily?”

An NHS communications director Mike Waddington has encouraged residents whose memories of the Grenfell fire had been triggered by today’s latest blaze to approach local mental health services.

His tweet stated: “If you find this incident in Shepherds Bush upsetting so close to the #Grenfell Anniversary, please contact the #Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service @GrenfellNHS 0208 637 6279 up to 8pm; then call the CNWL Support line on 0800 0234 650.

“Latest incident update no one injured. “

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.45am to reports of a fire at a block of flats on Queensdale Crescent.

“We have sent a number of resources to the scene, including two ambulances, two incident response officers, an emergency planning officer and members of our hazard area response team.

“Two patients were assessed at the scene and another was treated and taken to hospital.”