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Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers attended a fire at an Earls Court hotel on Trebovir Road.
The fire broke out in a terraced four storey hotel and block of flats with a mansard roof. The whole of the second floor was damaged by fire, three quarters of the third floor and all of the roof. Around 150 people evacuated from the hotel and the hotels either side of it before the Brigade arrived.
Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued 12 people from the building. Five people were evacuated from a neighbouring property including two from the roof via an aerial ladder.
London Ambulance Service was at the scene, fortunately there were no reported injuries.
Station Manager Winston Douglas who was at the scene, said: “This was a serious fire and crews and worked very hard to stop the fire spreading.”
The Brigade was called at 2146 and the incident was over at 0252. Fire crews from Kensington, Fulham, Paddington, Battersea, North Kensington, Hammersmith and Chelsea fire stations attended the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.