30 taken to hospitals after massive London high-rise blaze
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 22:10
Following recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, the United Kingdom was again confronted by scenes of horror Wednesday as an apartment building became engulfed in flames with residents trapped inside.
Fire is from the second floor of the building to the top floor.
Fatalities are confirmed, but the number is unknown at this stage. Before the renovation there were 120 apartments in the building.
Emma told Sky News: "I did see a few people jump, people were jumping".
"Like in most places in England people get together and help each other in times like this and that's what we're trying to do".
"I have seen people coming out in their bedclothes - it's just very distressing".
Cotton told reporters she'd never seen anything like the fire in her almost 30 years as a firefighter.
Forty fire engines and 200 firefighters and officers have been called to the scene.
At least six people are dead after a massive fire broke out in a London apartment building, the BBC reported Wednesday, and more than 70 people have been hospitalized.
"I am very sad to confirm that there have been a number of fatalities".
A witness, Jody Martin, said: "I watched one person falling out, I watched another woman holding her baby out the window. hearing screams".
I have asked to be kept informed as further details emerge.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Transport for London said there was no service between Hammersmith and Edgware Road on the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, while the police said the A40 was closed in both directions, owing to the fire.
Samira Awil said she had seen multiple bodies, including children, covered in sheets outside Grenfell Tower where they had fallen.
The fire continued to rage throughout the building on Wednesday morning, with reports suggesting there were still people trapped inside the residential block in west London. Help! Help!' The fire brigade could only help downstairs.
"This is an unprecedented incident", Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters on the scene.
In a statement posted to Twitter, London police said people are being treated for a range of injuries. Along with ambulance crews, the firefighters are continuing to tackle the blaze.
Areas of the tower block remain on fire, prompting fears that it may collapse.
He says tenants have been complaining for years about issues at the building.
"I spoke to a lady that lives on the 21st floor". At one point, most of the building was engulfed in flames.
"I have seen it with my own eyes". Like burnt rubber. I can smell it from my house. "It had completely spread within half an hour".
A local residents association had previously warned it was anxious about the risk of a serious fire in the block.
George Clarke, the presenter of a popular TV show about home renovations, told Radio 5 Live that he saw people waving flashlights and cell phone lights from the top levels of the building to try to attract the attention of rescue workers.
"I thought it might be a vehicle alarm outside and saw the glow through the windows".