Grenfell Tower fire: Latest travel updates, road and Underground closures and Westfield details

Helena Horton
Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 27-storey Grenfell Tower in west London - PA

Police have warned people to stay away from the area of the site in which flames engulfed a tower block in west London.

A massive blaze that through the west London tower block has led to a "number of fatalities", with many residents still missing amid reports of people trapped in their homes.

Up to 600 people are believed to have been inside 120 flats in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower when the blaze began. At least 30 injured people were taken to hospital - it is unclear how many managed to get out safely.

Firefighters were called to the block on the Lancaster West Estate, in north Kensington, at about 1.15am.

Evacuations - and is Westfield Shopping Centre open?

The structure is located next to the A40 Westway into London, and emergency services have closed this in both directions.

It is also near Westfield Shopping Centre, which appears to be open.

The Telegraph has contacted the shopping centre to enquire about their advice to shoppers.

The whole Lancaster West estate, which includes Grenfell Tower, as well as surrounding buildings have been evacuated.

There have been warnings that the building could collapse.

A cordon is in place around the building with about 30 adjacent flats evacuated by police.

Traffic and roads

It is located next to the A40 Westway into London, which emergency services have closed in both directions.

London Underground and buses

In terms of London Underground transport, the Hammersmith & City line is closed between Hammersmith and Edgware Road as a result of the fire.

There are serious delays on the rest of the line.

Buses have been diverted and are suffering  serious delays of up to forty minutes in west London.

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