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06/14/2017 03:51 am ET

Dramatic Photos Show London Apartment Building Enveloped In Flames

Authorities have confirmed multiple fatalities.

Photographs of a massive fire that engulfed a west London apartment building early Wednesday showed a dramatic sight: almost the entire, 24-story structure consumed in flames.

More than 200 firefighters and 20 ambulance crews were dispatched to the site in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. As the night stretched into morning, London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton confirmed thatthere were “a number of fatalities.” More than two dozen people were also treated at area hospitals.

The tower was still smoldering hours after the blaze began, with a trail of smoke stretching for miles across London. Here’s a look at some images from the scene:

  • Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in an apartment building in west London.
    Toby Melville / Reuters
    Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in an apartment building in west London.
  • The building caught fire around 1 a.m., prompting a vast emergency response.
    Toby Melville / Reuters
    The building caught fire around 1 a.m., prompting a vast emergency response.
  • The Grenfell Tower, early Wednesday.
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    The Grenfell Tower, early Wednesday.
  • Flames and smoke billow around the apartment building.
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    Flames and smoke billow around the apartment building.
  • Firefighters react as a huge blaze engulfs the structure. Some reports say residents may have been trapped in the b
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    Firefighters react as a huge blaze engulfs the structure. Some reports say residents may have been trapped in the building.
  • Emergency services respond to the fire. Twenty ambulance crews and 200 firefighters were on the scene.
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    Emergency services respond to the fire. Twenty ambulance crews and 200 firefighters were on the scene.
  • Flames and smoke continued to fill the sky as dawn broke. 
    Toby Melville / Reuters
    Flames and smoke continued to fill the sky as dawn broke. 
  • The building contained around 120 units.
    Toby Melville / Reuters
    The building contained around 120 units.
  • A smoke trail from the fire could be seen wafting for miles throughout London.
    Toby Melville / Reuters
    A smoke trail from the fire could be seen wafting for miles throughout London.
  • Parts of the building were still burning on Wednesday morning.
    Toby Melville / Reuters
    Parts of the building were still burning on Wednesday morning.
  • Firefighters worked for hours to contain the blaze.
    Toby Melville / Reuters
    Firefighters worked for hours to contain the blaze.
  • Police and fire services said a number of people were being treated for "a range of injuries."
    DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS via Getty Images
    Police and fire services said a number of people were being treated for "a range of injuries."
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