A HUGE blaze has ripped through an entire four-storey block of flats in Worcester Park this morning.
But how did it start and have there been any deaths? Here’s the latest.
Around 125 firefighters and 25 engines had been deployed to the scene as of 2am this morning[/caption]
More than 100 firefighters are battling a huge blaze as it tears through an entire block of flats in South West London.
Dramatic pictures show the devastated four-storey wooden-clad building engulfed in flames in Worcester Park, Sutton.
Crews were called to Sherbrooke Way at around 1.30am this morning after dozens of people reported seeing flames and thick, black smoke.
Around 125 firefighters and 25 engines had been deployed to the scene as of 2am this morning, London Fire Brigade said.
Part of the ground, first, second and third floors of the building and most of the roof are alight.
The cause of the blaze is not yet known.
The estate where the fire broke out, The Hamptons, was completed in 2010 and was built on the site of a former sewerage works.
Detached homes in the development have sold for more than £1million.
Part of the ground, first, second and third floors of the building and most of the roof were alight[/caption]
What have officials said?
Station Manager Graham Adams, who was at the scene, said: “This is a challenging fire and firefighters are working hard to bring the blaze under control.
“Firefighters will remain on scene for a number of hours and we would urge people to avoid the area if possible.”
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters have been called to a fire at a flat in Sherbrooke Way in Worcester Park.
“Part of the ground, first, second and third floors of the building and most of the roof of the building are alight.
“The Brigade’s 999 control officers have taken 28 calls to the fire.
“The Brigade was called at 01:27am.
“Fire crews from New Malden, Sutton, Mitcham, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingston, Wallington and other surrounding fire stations are at the scene.
“The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”
The cause of the blaze is not yet known[/caption]
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Were there any deaths?
A London Fire Brigade spokesman said at just after 6am on Monday that there are “currently no reports of injuries”.
Authorities said that firefighters are expected to remain at the scene for the rest of the day after the blaze ripped through all four storeys of the building.
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 1:34am today (9 September) to reports of a fire at a residential address on Sherbrooke Way, Worcester Park.
“We sent an incident response officer, an ambulance crew, two medics in cars and our hazardous area response team (HART).
“We have not treated any patients however we remain on the scene as a precaution.”
Firefighters at the scene of a fire at a four-storey block of flats in Sherbrooke Way[/caption]