80 firefighters battle blaze at Holland Park, West London flat

A file photo of fire engines.

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A file photo of fire engines.
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80 firefighters were called out on Tuesday night to battle a blaze at a flat in Holland Park, West London.

The London Fire Brigade was called at 9.44 p.m., it said in a statement, and sent out 12 fire engines to tackle the fire on the first floor of a Holland Park Gardens property.

Eight other neighbouring houses have been evacuated as a “precaution,” and it’s not yet clear what caused the fire.

The fire is just under a mile from Grenfell Tower – the site of a deadly apartment block fire in June 2017.