Unic Press UK: There are twenty fire engines and 120 firefighters – “from Chelsea, Kensington, Hammersmith, Battersea and other surrounding fire stations” – tackling a large fire at a hotel in Central London. The fire is said to have started at circa 3:55 PM when emergency services were called.
In a statement today, the London Fire Brigade Station Manager, Pam Oparaocha, said:
“The smoke from this large fire was very visible across central London this afternoon and we received a number of emergency calls. Firefighters are working extremely hard to bring the fire under control. Crews wearing breathing apparatus are carrying out a search inside the building. “Firefighters are likely to be there throughout the evening and once the fire has been brought under control fire investigators will take over to establish how the blaze started.”
The exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined.