Firefighters battle massive blaze in London high-rise; fatalities and injured people reported

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Firefighters are battling a massive fire in an apartment high-rise in London that has left a number of fatalities.

Commissioner Dany Cotton called the fire an “unprecedented incident” and said she has never seen anything on this scale in her 29-year career. She said firefighters are still working and she can’t say how many people may have died. At least 30 people have been taken to hospitals.

Police said earlier that they were continuing to evacuate people from the apartment building Wednesday morning.

Forty fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the scene early Wednesday.


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12:10 a.m., June 14: This article was updated to reflect there had been fatalities.

10:50 p.m.: This article was updated with 30 people being sent to hospitals.

9:00 p.m.: This article was updated with 15 people being sent to hospitals.

This article was originally published at 8:05 p.m., June 13.

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