A 24-story tower block was engulfed in a terrifying blaze leaving some people trapped, some injured and multiple dead. The severity of the fire was so high that it has taken all night to control (from approx 1am and mostly put out by 9am). With a recently new cladding installed to modernize the exterior of the block, it is assumed that this may be the core contributor to the blaze spreading so quickly and as big as it did.
A structural engineer is currently monitoring the buildings stability to ensure fire crews are safe to enter. The London ambulance service said on twitter that “We have now taken over 50 patients to five hospitals across London“.
Grenfell Tower, Tower, Grenfell 1TG, Grenfell Road, London (Built in the 19070’s – More info)
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 51.513993, -0.215788
Did you know? Driving distance from Big Ben will take approx 30 minutes. Via tube transportation, 30 minutes again. And by foot, 1hr 30 minutes.