Dozens of firefighters are attending a blaze at the atrium of a school in west London.
More than 70 firefighters are on the scene in Seagrave Road, Fulham, after they were called out to the incident at around 10am on Wednesday.
London Oratory School is based in Seagrave Road, and images from the scene show a row of fire engines leading up to the school gate.
Former Prime Minister Sir Tony Blair’s sons are among the alumni of the prestigious catholic school, which has nearly 1,400 pupils between the ages of seven and 18.
Local MP for Fulham Greg Hands, posted on X: “Am concerned about this situation and am in touch with police.
“Lots of helicopter noise overhead this part of Fulham too.”
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A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to a fire at a school on Seagrave Road in Fulham. An atrium is alight in a four storey building with basement.
“The Brigade was called at 1011 and is still at the scene. Fire crews from Fulham, Chelsea, Kensington, Wansdworth, Hammersmith, Clapham, Lambeth and Soho fire stations are in attendance. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”
The London Ambulance Service, which is on the scene, urged residents to close their windows.
Posting on X, the ambulance service said: “We have an incident response officer and hazardous area response team on standby at the fire in Fulham.
“Please avoid the area if possible and close your windows if you live nearby.”
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