Block of Flats Catches Fire in Battersea

Woman and child taken to hospital after blaze breaks out on 20th floor

Block of Flats Catches Fire in Battersea
Flames were seen rising from the tower block. Picture: Twitter/Sophie167

Around 70 firefighters were called to a fire at a block of flats on Westbridge Road in Battersea this Tuesday evening (12 October).

The blaze broke out in a flat on the 20th floor. The building had been evacuated before the Fire Brigade arrived with 50 occupants leaving including three people who were in the flat where the fire started. A woman and a child were taken to hospital,

The Fire Brigade received 18 calls about the blaze starting at 8.02pm and it had the incident under control within an hour with crews from crews from Battersea, Fulham, Wandsworth, North Kensington and surrounding fire stations providing a total of ten fire engines.

Block of Flats Catches Fire in Battersea
Firefighters at the scene of the blaze. Picture: London Fire Brigade

Station Commander Peter Johnson, who was at the scene, said, "Crews were faced with a lot of smoke issuing from the top of a block of flats on arrival.

"There was also lots of visible flame which has prompted a high number of calls to our Control Officers.

"Firefighters worked quickly to bring the fire under control."


The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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October 13, 2021