In London on fire high-rise apartment building
West London’s burning apartment building. According to witnesses and reports video footage, fire enveloped almost the whole building.
The building of the Grenfell Tower in London’s North Kensington was sent about 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters who are unable to cope with fire.
According to the London fire brigade, burning from the second through the 27th floors of the building. At the moment it is known about two victims, they assist the doctors.
BREAKING: Two people are being treated for smoke inhalation at Grenfell Tower blaze near Latimer Road, West London.https://t.co/EUZZ8wwyuk pic.twitter.com/cJWe4Y2ErQ
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) June 14, 2017
Eyewitnesses reported that access to the building for fire engines is difficult because of too narrow access roads.
Correspondent Bi-bi-si reports from the scene that the house was on fire and there is a risk that the building will collapse. Police reported that the process of evacuation of residents.
Some media reported that in the house are still people who ask for help.
Presenter of Amazing Space George Clarke said on the Radio 5 Live that he saw on the upper floors, someone was waving a lantern. According to him, it is obvious that not all people were able to get out of the building.
Clark explained that he is 100 metres away and its just covered with ashes.
The first message to the police about the “big fire” in the house of Grenfell Tower received around 01:16 local time (03:16 MSK).
Reports of people still trapped in building as fire rips through London’s #GrenfellTower block. https://t.co/Xe5JDhGumi pic.twitter.com/0dwSg3ujpi
— ITV News (@itvnews) June 14, 2017