Two people had to be treated by the emergency services and 50 were evacuated after a huge fire broke out in a high rise block of flats in Shepherd's Bush on Friday afternoon (August 19).

It took around 120 firefighters to put out the fire that affected five floors of the 18 storey building in Shepherds Court but no one was seriously injured.

For a recap of events as the unfolded during the fire, see our live blog .

Smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles around and 40 emergency calls were made after the fire broke out at around 3.44pm.

Shepherd's Bush flats fire

Station manager Paul Hobbs from London Fire Brigade (LFB) said: “The fire spread from the seventh floor via the outside of the building.

“Crews wearing breathing apparatus used jets to extinguish the fire on each floor of the building.

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“They worked quickly in difficult conditions to tackle the fire.”

The fire was under control by 5.32pm and crews remained on the scene into Friday evening to damp down the fire.

A spokesman for LFB said the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

There are around 120 firefighters at the scene in Shepherd's Bush

Two people were treated on the scene by London Ambulance Service (LAS) but were not taken to hospital.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council tweet at around 11am on Saturday (August 20) to say Shepherd's Bush Underground Station had reopened, traffic was returning to normal and that undamaged parts of the tower block were being used.