Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

LONDON-The London Ambulance service says 30 people have been taken to five hospitals after a massive fire at a high-rise apartment building in west London. "I can not confirm the number at this time", Dany Cotton said as early reports indicated no fewer than six were killed.

The fire nearly entirely engulfed Grenfell Tower in the North Kensington area from the second story up to the 24th, with flames lashing up the sides of the charred building and smoke billowing over the city.

Along with her message, the picture post shared details of how those wishing to help can assist those affected by the fire. "I think he might have just had some broken bones and bruises".

Actor and writer Tim Downie, who lives around 600 meters away from the scene in Latimer Road, and said that he feared the block could collapse.

KFRS has an agreement to support neighbouring fire services, and the London fire service has said that they are using a drone from Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

Cladding had been added to the outside of the building, blamed by some residents for helping the fire to spread so quickly. At least 200 firefighters went to tackle the fire that broke out around 1 a.m. local time and continued to burn for several hours. "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never seen anything of this scale", she said.

One woman lost two of her six children as she tried to escape from the block, one witness said.

The Kensington and Chelsea Council, which oversees the area where the fire occurred and is Grenfell's landlord, said in a statement its immediate focus was helping victims and their families.

A residents association for the west London tower that was caught up in a fatal blaze Tuesday night warned of a risk of a catastrophic fire as far back as 2013, according to numerous media reports.

Khan, the mayor, said that safety concerns and questions raised by the tenants will "need to be answered". This means that (unless there is a fire in your flat or in the hallway outside your flat) you should stay inside your flat.

The group claimed access to the building was "severely restricted" for emergency services and other vehicles and that residents were advised to stay in their flats in case of fire.

Recommended News

  • No underdog talk at Mercedes after Canada one-two

    No underdog talk at Mercedes after Canada one-two

    British-born, Caribbean-roots racer, Lewis Hamilton , has claimed his sixth win in the Canadian Grand Prix . He also entered the record books as the second-youngest driver of all time to score.

    US players thinking of 3 points in Mexico, not border wall

    The chances of getting a ticket to the final of the World Cup from the national team of Honduras are few. Pulisic has been a part of 12 goals (seven goals, five assists) in 15 global appearances.

    Apple confirms release of HomePod - the 'smartest speaker on offer'

    The HomePod has seven beam forming tweeters and an upward- facing 10.2cm woofer for improved audio output, said Apple . For instance, the iPhone , is one of the most expensive smartphones, yet Apple sells it tens of millions every year .
  • French Open 2017: Murray Defeats Nishikori to Enter Semi Finals

    The 30-year-old Briton goes on to face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka who dispatched Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1 earlier in the day. Shortly before play is supposed to start, the temperature is 57 degrees F (14 degrees Celsius). "On Friday is Nadal".
    Florida puppy transaction leads to deadly shooting, family says

    Florida puppy transaction leads to deadly shooting, family says

    Jacksonville-based WFOX reported that Bowman's fiancée told the two kids, ages eight and four, to run and get help. According to Action News Jax, the victim's daughter ran to get help while screaming, " you shot my dad! ".
    US spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

    US spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

    On Saturday, the military said it was validating reports that two Maute brothers leading the enemy have been slain. Philippine military officials say the violence has left at least 138 militants and 58 government troops dead.
  • Kremlin rejects US criticism of Russian protest arrests

    Russia's government tried to head off the demonstration in Moscow by banning it from going ahead in the center of the city. Navalny - who set it all in motion - was whisked through his court hearing on Monday and handed a 30 day prison sentence.

    'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

    If neither party can command a majority in parliament for their Queen's Speech, it is likely a fresh election would be called. The announcement came after May lost Downing St. chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who resigned on Saturday.
    Philippine military confirms U.S.  forces assisting local troops to end city siege

    Philippine military confirms U.S. forces assisting local troops to end city siege

    Reports from GMA News says the soldiers' encounter with the militants started Friday morning and lasted until the evening. In this June 9 photo, soldiers prepare for deployment on the outskirts of Marawi city, southern Philippines.
  • Trump Sued For

    Trump Sued For "Unprecedented Constitutional Violations" By DC And Maryland

    These clauses were included in the Constitution as a corruption counter balance provision within the Title of Nobility Clause. Trump said he was shifting assets into a trust managed by his sons to eliminate potential conflicts of interest.

    Netanyahu: Israel to keep security control over West Bank

    The Jordanians were pushed out of east Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank, areas where the population was also Palestinian . Michael Oren , an Israeli historian and current deputy minister in Israel's coalition government, urges patience.
    Ohio State to reportedly meet with Creighton head coach Greg McDermott

    Ohio State to reportedly meet with Creighton head coach Greg McDermott

    Matta won 337 games with the Buckeyes and has a 439-154 overall coaching record at Ohio State, Xavier and Butler. The Jays finished 25-10 this past sdeason and lost to Rhode Island in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.