120 evacuated in Marylebone blaze

AROUND 120 people were evacuated from a luxury apartment block in Marylebone after a blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning. Firefighters rescued three people from the burning eight-storey building at Berkeley Court on Baker Street. Two men a

AROUND 120 people were evacuated from a luxury apartment block in Marylebone after a blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters rescued three people from the burning eight-storey building at Berkeley Court on Baker Street.

Two men and a woman who were reported to be feeling "unwell" but not injured were taken to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington

It took 15 fire engines and around 75 firefighters more than four hours to put out the blaze, which started in a 10-room flat on the fourth floor just before 2am.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: "The fire has badly damaged a large flat on the fourth floor.

"Around 120 people were evacuated from the eight storey building and three people were helped to safety by Brigade crews. Two firefighters were treated at the scene for heat exhaustion.