BREAKING NEWS: Fire breaks out at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London

Credit: Barbara Graham – Twitter

Firefighters are currently battling a huge blaze that has broken out at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London.

According to reports, 20 fire engines have been called to the luxury five-star hotel in Knightsbridge around 16.00 as smoke pours out from the roof and billows over the capital.

Pictures posted on Twitter show large plumes of black smoke flooding from the top of the hotel in William Street in Knightbridge.

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The area is currently closed between Scotch Corner and Hyde Park Corner because of the fire, while London Fire Brigade tweeted that 120 firefighters were battling the blaze at the 12-floor hotel.

Credit: Barbara Graham – Twitter

They also said they had taken 35 calls for the incident but there are no reports of any injuries.

The cause of the blaze is unknown but police have ruled out terrorism.

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The Mandarin Oriental recently completed a £80m, two-year renovation.

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