Massive fire at high-rise apartment building in London

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LONDON (AP) -- London Ambulance Service says 50 people have been taken to five hospitals following a major fire in a high-rise residential building.

The service says a major incident has been declared in the west London after a fire broke out in the early hours of the morning. The building was engulfed quickly, and London's fire commissioner says there have been "a number" of fatalities.

Stuart Crichton, the Ambulance Service's assistant director of operations, says 100 medics are on the scene, together with ambulance crews and advanced trauma teams.