Everything we know about the Grenfell Tower blaze

14 Jun

Where was the fire?

It took place in the 27-storey Grenfell Tower. It was built in 1974 and contains 120 homes.

What happened? The fire broke out shortly before 1 am, with London Fire Brigade saying it was called at 12.54 am.

According to several witnesses, the blaze started on one side of the tower block, before sweeping around the building and engulfing it in flames from the second to the top floor.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

What did witnesses see?

Witnesses have spoken of hearing screams and seeing some people escaping using bedsheets as improvised rope ladders.

London Fire Brigade told people to put wet face clothes over their mouths to avoid inhaling smoke as they made their escape.

The building has been gutted and the families left with the bedclothes they were wearing then they were evacuated.

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