Massive fire breaks out at block of flats

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"More than 100 firefighters are tackling a huge fire that has engulfed a block of flats in Shepherds Bush, London.
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Pictures show thick plumes of smoke billowing from the tower block with flames clearly visible halfway up.

Some 25 fire engines and 120 firefighters have been called to the scene in Shepherd’s Court in Shepherd’s Bush Green.

London Fire Brigade has asked people to keep clear, with control officers taking over 40 emergency calls to the incident.

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said: ‘Twenty five fire engines and 120 fire fighters and officers were called to a fire in a high rise block of flats in Shepherd’s Court on Shepherd’s Bush Green.’

The Fire Brigade tweeted that the blaze was affecting part of the seventh, eighth and ninth floors.

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

Shepherd’s Bush Tube station has been closed as the emergency operation continues."

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The problem with fires in blocks is everyone on floors above the fire are at greater risk than those below.
 

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Hope everyone got out and no one is trapped in one of those apartments.
 
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