Huge fire engulfs west London tower block

"I went inside, grabbed my little girl and my girlfriend, and ran".

The said repairs, including the addition of some sort of cladding, had been made to the exterior of the block recently.

"I spoke to a lady that lives on the 21st floor". Endless numbers of people.

"I could hear him saying that he contacted the emergency services immediately and they reassured him everything would be under control within a short period of time, and obviously it wasn't". "You really hope they got away but I feel deep down they didn't".

She told LBC: "One woman actually threw her son out of the window".

Samira Lamrani told Britain's Press Association she saw a woman try to save the baby by dropping it from a window "on the ninth or 10th floor".

"It was like a scene from a Hollywood movie".

"It's the most terrifying thing I've ever seen".

"It's horrendous. The whole building is engulfed in flames". You could hear people screaming. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images A woman Yaz awaiting news of her friend who was caught up in a fire that engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London.

She said the cause was not yet known.

It's just such a big fire.

Michael survived by chance. Some residents initially feared the fire was also terror-related, although authorities discounted that possibility.

Every school in London is visited by its local fire brigade to talk about fundamental rules of fire safety, but there is no precaution that residents could have taken that could have helped them in the situation last night. "There was heavy smoke in the hallway".

Ahmed woke his aunt and started knocking on his neighbors' doors. "They were also providing food and clothes to people".

Mickey Paramasivan (above, with daughter Thea Kavanagh), a resident of Grenfell Tower, had to put her under his dressing gown and rush out of his flat to escape the fire.

Mahad told Sky News: "People on the left-hand side of the building were screaming out "Help us", sticking their heads outside the window, people were waving phones for visibility, because there was so much smoke". There weren't no warning, there weren't no proper noise to let us know what was happening. There's someone trapped, a five-year-old, I wish her all the best. "There's more firefighters going in there with the oxygen tanks and first aid kits and all sorts of stuff". Pastors provided counselling, while charity workers and local residents brought clothing, blankets, diapers and toys.

"But we were just looking up".

"He was just as surprised at how quickly the fire spread as anybody else".

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that he is "truly devastated to see the horrific scenes of the major fire" at Grenfell Tower in Kensington. I saw a man who flew out of his window, I saw people screaming for help.

'One of the neighbours said "Fire, fire". "I could not find the stairs".

  • Leroy Wright