Wandsworth tower block fire: Man in hospital
- 12 August 2011
- From the section London
A man is said to be in a critical condition in hospital after a fire broke out in a high-rise block of flats in south London.
The man is suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation as a result of the fire at the 15-storey block in Linstead Way, Wandsworth.
About 150 people were evacuated after a fire began on the ninth floor at about 00:30 BST, the fire service said.
Scotland Yard said the blaze was not linked to the recent disorder.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said. "Police were called by London Ambulance Service to reports of a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats.
"A man thought to be in his 40s has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. He is in a life-threatening condition.
"The block has been evacuated."
More than 25 fire vehicles, including eight engines, attended the fire following a call from a member of the public.