Flames rip through London flat as firefighters rush to the scene

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Dozens of firefighters have rushed to blaze at a block of flats in London.

London Fire Brigade officers were called to Hammersmith Grove in west London at 1.20pm.

Part of a flat on the fifth floor of the eight-storey block is alight.

LFB confirmed in a statement: "The Brigade's 999 Control Officers have taken 17 calls to the blaze.

"The Brigade was called at 13.21pm. Fire crews from Chiswick, Fulham, North Kensington and Lambeth fire stations are at the scene.

"The cause of the fire is not known at this stage."

One eyewitness tweeted: "Fire engines and counting. Multiple ambulances and police. Feeling very worried about everyone."

Another said: "I've seen more than 10 unmarked police cars with sirens/lights and they keep coming."

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