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1 dead in London flat blaze

Disaster Accident

ANI  |  London [UK] 

A major fire took place on Tuesday evening at a flat in west London's Holland Park Gardens, killing a man.

According to Sky News, eighty firefighters and 12 fire engines were called in at around 10 pm and managed to douse out the blaze within four hours.

The blaze damaged the first and second floors of the flat.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) evacuated people from eight neighbouring properties as a precautionary measure.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said, "We were called at 9.59pm yesterday (6 February) to Holland Park Gardens, W14, to reports of a fire. We sent an ambulance crew, our Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response officer and London's Air Ambulance trauma team in a car to the scene."

"Sadly, despite extensive resuscitation efforts, one patient - a man - died at the scene," she added.

So far, no one has been reported injured. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and an investigation is underway.

The Holland Park Gardens houses well-known personalities such as former England footballer David Beckham and his wife Victoria Beckham, singer Robbie Williams and popular reality television judge Simon Cowell.

It is not far from the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in Kensington, west London, where 71 people were killed in a major blaze in June last year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 09:56 IST