The London Fire Brigade reports that:

Forty fire engines and over 200 firefighters and officers have been called to a tower block fire on the Lancaster West estate in north Kensington this morning. The Brigade has received multiple calls.  The fire is from the second floor to the top floor of the 27 floor building.

Assistant Commissioner Dan Daly said: “Firefighters wearing breathing  apparatus are working extremely hard in very difficult conditions to tackle this fire. This is a large and very serious incident and we have deployed numerous resources and specialist appliances.” The Brigade was called at 0054 and is still at the scene.  Fire crews from North Kensington, Kensington, Hammersmith and Paddington and from surrounding fire stations are in attendance.

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

Sources report over 30 wounded and multiple eyewitnesses tell of residents screaming and jumping from the building.

Emergency services are expected to present the number of fatal casualties later today, as there were multiple reports of residents stuck on the upper floor. There’s also the still pending risk of total collapse of the building.