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Ten fire engines and around 60 firefighters are dealing with a flat fire on the 20th floor of a block of flats on Westridge Road  in #Battersea

Fire crews were scrambled to the High rise just after 8pm on Tuesday evening.

 

 

It is understood that there are persons reported and unaccounted for.

LAS has sent a HART team and officers from the Met Police have put in road closures.

People are being asked to avoid the area due to the amount of smoke and emergency services vehicle movements.

 

Five people self rescued before the arrival of the fire service. One person as been treated for burn to their hands.

The fire  is now out and the investigation continues.

 

A road closure remains in place