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London fire: Knightsbridge Mandarin Oriental hotel in flames (VIDEOS-PHOTOS) (Upd.2)

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UPDATE: It has been confirmed that the building on fire is famous Mandarin Oriental hotel.

The hotel was closed for two years as it was being renovated and it opened again recently.

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Fire crews are responding to an enormous blaze at a building in west London.

Smoke was seen across the capital’s skyline with people as far away as Hackney reporting a huge plume of smoke.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “We were called to a fire in William Street at 3.55pm. We have got 10 fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers at the scene”.

The brigade could not confirm whether the blaze was in a commercial or residential building.

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