Update: Block of flats near Slough High Street evacuated safely following top floor fire

Fire fighters attend fire in Langley flat

Update - 8:40am

Slough Fire Station has confirmed the block of flats hit by a serious fire last night was evacuated safely.

Crews from across the county, Buckinghamshire and London attended the blaze at The Grove following reports of a top floor fire at about 7.45pm.

A total of 12 people were led to safety, with one taken to hospital as a pre-caution.

The cause of the blaze is unknown.

Crews stayed at the scene until about 10.30pm ensuring the building was safe.

Update - 10:40pm

Slough Borough Council said it is organising overnight accommodation for everyone who has been evacuated from the block of flats and cannot return home.

The local authority added its building control inspector is en route and other council officers are at the scene.

A fire has broken out at a block of flats in Slough this evening.

Emergency services are on the scene and people have been told to avoid The Grove. 

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue tweeted at around 8.30pm and said the area was closed between the roundabout and the High Street. 

Crews from Langley, Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire and London are on the scene. 

Slough Borough Council tweeted: "We are aware of a fire incident at flats on The Grove. The Grove is closed between the roundabout and the High Street. Please avoid the area."

South Central Ambulance and Thames Valley Police are also on the scene.

Updates to follow. 

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