Kensington Fire

Residents have been evacuated after a blaze broke out in a block of flats.

Travel: Addison Road, Kensington

A3220 Addison Road (one way) Southbound closed traffic congestion, long delays due to building fire at a penthouse between Melbury Road and A315 Kensington High Street.

Congestion on A3220 Holland Road to A402 (Holland Park Roundabout), on West Cross Route to A40 Westway (Northern Roundabout) and on A4020 Shepherds Bush Green to A219 Wood Lane.

Was fire flat Duffy's?

Residents report that the flat was being rented by singer Duffy Credit: Joel Ryan/AP/Press Association Images

Twenty people had to be led to safety after a fire broke out at a penthouse flat in Kensington. Unconfirmed reports from residents say the flat was being rented by singer Duffy.

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Fire in Kensington

The blaze started on the eighth floor of the building. Credit: ITN

20 residents had to be evacuated from a block of flats in Kensington this evening after a fire broke out. The blaze started in the eighth floor of the building in St. Mary Abbot's Terrace near Kensington High Street. 60 firefighters were called to the scene which started in a penthouse.