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by Mourann @, where the wild things are..., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 22:57

27 story apartment building is fully engulfed.

What we know so far

A huge fire has engulfed a tower block in West London.
The fire broke out shortly before 1am on Wednesday at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road near Notting Hill.
The tower is at least 24 storeys high and contains 120 apartments.
200 firefighters have been tackling the blaze with 40 engines.
A number of people have been treated for a range of injuries according to the fire brigade
There have been multiple reports of people trapped in the blaze. These have not been confirmed by police or the fire brigade.
Streets around the tower have been sealed off and residents in ther houses evacuated.
London Fire Brigade say there is no known cause at the moment for the blaze.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a “major incident”.

"People can be seen at the windows, including one man waving a blanket from the window. People from neighbouring estates are huddled outside in their pyjamas near the flaming building, some shouting “put your head out the window” or calling the man with the blanket to shout his flat numbers so they can guide the fire services to him. Fire officers are spraying his window with water to try and douse the flames.

There’s a smell of acrid smoke and flaming debris is spiralling from the building. There’s the sound of breaking glass and dull pops.

“There was a woman with a child. I saw her waving maybe 30mins ago,” said a man who asked not to be named. “She said I’ve got a child ... I saw them spraying her window.”

Hadil Alamily said in the past hour she saw “someone jump on fire from the top floor”. She had seen him flashing a light in an SOS pattern.

“He was screaming help, help, help but no one helped. He dashed a mattress out of the window. He was literally on fire and jumped.”


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