London [United Kingdom], June 14 : At least 30 people have been hospitalised after being evacuated from a 27 storey apartment building at Lancaster West Estate in London that caught fire early on Wednesday.
"We can confirm that we have taken 30 patients to five London hospitals following the incident at Lancaster West Estate, W11," London Ambulance Service NHS Trust Assistant Director of Operations, Stuart Crichton said in a statement.
"We have declared a major incident and continue to work closely with other emergency services at the scene.
We have over 20 ambulance crews at the scene as well as our hazardous area response team and trauma teams from London's air ambulance who travelled to the scene by car," the statement added.
Forty fire engines and over 200 firefighters and officers have been called to douse the blazes at Grenfell Tower.
No confirmation has yet been made on any deaths in the fire. The cause of the fire is also unknown. Meanwhile, London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged people to follow London Fire Brigade on Twitter for updates.