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24-Story London Residential Tower Erupts in Flames

24-story residential tower in West London was being evacuated early Wednesday as enormous flames engulfed the building, police said.

Police, fire and ambulance crews raced to Grenfell Tower, part of the Lancaster West housing estate about a mile northwest of Kensington Palace.

The London Fire Brigade said it had sent 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters to battle the inferno.

London Metropolitan Police would say only that “a number of people are being treated for a range of injuries.”

No cause had been determined.

Police said the 120-unit tower was being evacuated.

Cordons were erected to seal off the scene, and people were urged to avoid the area.

Grenfell Tower was recently totally refurbished, according to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the local governing authority.

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