Around 125 firefighters and some 20 fire engines were called to the scene. The four-storey block of flats is located in Sherbrooke Way in Worcester Park, London.
London Fire Brigade tweeted: “We now have 20 fire engines and around 125 firefighters at the scene of a flat fire in #WorcesterPark.
“The whole of the four-storey building is alight.”
An earlier tweet by the fire brigade said: “Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to a fire at a flat in Sherbrooke Way in #WorcesterPark.”
According to London Fire Brigade the ground, second and third floors of the building are ablaze.
The roof of the building is also alight.
Fire control officers have taken 28 reports about the blaze.
The brigade were called to the blaze at 1:27am BST.
Crews from New Malden, Sutton, Mitchum, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingston, Wellington and other surrounding fire stations.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
One Twitter user managed to snap a photo of the blaze from afar.
The photo showed an orange glow in the distance with billowing black smoke.
Worcester Park is a suburb and area within the Borough of Sutton in southwest London.
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The suburb’s population is around 16,000.
It comes as a derelict shop with flats above it was damaged after another fire broke out in Sutton on Saturday.
Four fire engines and around 25 fire fighters were called to the scene in Cheam Common Road in Worcester Park, according to Surrey Live.
The fire service received more than 23 calls about the blaze.
Fire fighters were called at 5:05pm BST and spent more than two hours battling the flames.
The fire was reportedly under control by 7.13pm BST.
A statement on London Fire Brigade’s website read: “Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters attended a fire in Cheam Common Road in Worcester Park.
“A derelict shop and the flats above were significantly damaged by the fire.
“The brigade was called at 5.05pm and the fire was under control at 7.13pm. Fire crews from Sutton, New Maldon and Mitcham attended the scene.
“The cause of the fire is being investigated.”
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