Fire breaks out in converted London church
UPDATE 11 AM, PST:
No casualties have been reported, and police are warning motorists to avoid the area. Please update the story if you have photos or additional information.
MOTORISTS are being warned to avoid Shepherds Bush due to a massive fire.
Firefighters are still trying to put out the blaze in Shepherds Bush Road at a hostel, which started at 8am this morning.
People have been evacuated from the building and there are not believed to be any casualties.
Cordons have been put in place while the area is made safe and the cause of the fire is being investigated.
Police are advising motorists to use alternative routes.
Just a day after the devastating fire in Weston super Mare, another large fire has struck, this time in a converted church in London that has been converted into a living space.
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People have been reported missing in the building, which has been turned into a hostel or flats, the fire brigade said.
Twelve fire engines and more than 60 firefighters were tackling the blaze in Shepherd's Bush Road, in the west of the city.
Half the roof is alight but there have been no reports of injuries so far. An ambulance has been sent to the scene.
The fire broke out at around 7am this morning.
It is not clear how many people were in the property at the time.