June 6, 2018 / 3:59 PM / 5 months ago

Over 100 firefighters called to blaze on roof of London Mandarin Oriental hotel

A blaze is seen at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, Britain June 6, 2018, in this still image obtained from a video by social media. Twitter/@MattheWickens/via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty fire engines and 120 firefighters and officers have been called to a blaze on the roof of a hotel in Knightsbridge, central London, the London Fire Brigade said on Wednesday.

The cause of the blaze was not yet known, it added.

A Reuters reporter said smoke was visible coming from the five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel.

Police said the hotel was being evacuated and it was not yet known whether there had been any injuries.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison

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