Firefighters battle to save lives as fire breaks out in block of flats next to Grenfell tower
No fewer than sixty firefighters are currently battling a fire in a tower block close to Grenfell Tower in west London.
Firefighters can be seen on a balcony dousing the walls with water after flames went up the building and kept spreading.
London Fire Brigade said it was called at 11.39am to a report of “smoke issuing” from a building on Darfield Way.
Danielle Bond, who was watching on from a nearby office block, claimed the fire had spread to six floors.
She said: “The fire is spreading upwards, don’t know what it’s like inside but flames are going up the building on one side.’
A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: “Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to reports of smoke in Darfield Way in Notting Hill. Fire crews are currently investigating.
“The Brigade’s 999 control officers have taken 25 calls to the incident. The Brigade was called at 1139. Fire crews from North Kensington, Kensington, Fulham, Park Royal, Chelsea, West Hampstead and Soho fire stations are at the scene.”
A spokesman for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea said: “We’re aware of the fire in Darfield Way and have several officers on the scene to assess the cause. We will keep you informed of any updates as we receive them.”
The fire incident comes two years after the nearby Grenfell tower went up in flames, leading to the death of 72 and causing injury to scores. The Grenfell tower fire incident hapened on 14 June 2017.
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