Over 100 people were evacuated and almost 11 were injured following a fire in South Kensington.

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A total of eleven individuals were hospitalized following a fire that occurred in a renovated row house located in the affluent South Kensington area of London.

Around 100 firefighters and fifteen fire engines responded to a fire at a converted terraced house that now serves as apartments on Emperor’s Gate in the southwest area of London, near the Natural History Museum.

On X, the London fire brigade announced that 11 individuals received treatment for breathing in smoke and approximately 130 residents were forced to leave the property where the fire originated, as well as nearby structures.

A representative from the London ambulance service stated that the wounded individuals were transported to hospitals and major trauma centers in London.

The service reported that 15 fire trucks and approximately 100 firefighters responded to the location. Half of the ground floor of the building was engulfed in flames.

“The fire has made its way from the first level to the upper level and the roof of the building,” stated Station Commander Steve Collins.

“Crews are working extremely hard to contain the [fire] to stop it spreading to adjacent buildings.

“Motorists are advised to steer clear of the area due to ongoing road closures that are expected to continue throughout the morning rush hour. Fortunately, rail services are not affected and will operate as usual.”

The reason for the fire is still uncertain.

With the collaboration of Press Association and Agence France-Presse

Source: theguardian.com

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