BREAKING: 'A number of fatalities' in London tower block blaze

The London Fire Service have this morning confirmed that a number of people have died in a huge fire which ripped through a West London tower block.

A number of people have died in a huge fire at a tower block in West London

The fire broke out at around 1am and quickly spread through the building.

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told a news conference that she has never seen anything like this before in 29 years of service.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

She said: "It's a major fire that has affected every floor from the second upwards. There are 200 fire fighters. The first call came at 6 minutes before 1am. Crew with breathing aparatus have been working in extremely difficult conditions

A number of people have died in a huge fire at a tower block in West London

"I am very sad to confirm there have been fatalities. I cannot say how many at this time. The cause of the fire is not known at this time."

Earlier this morning the London Ambulance Service revealed that 30 people had been taken to hospital following the fire.

A number of people have died in a huge fire at a tower block in West London