A horrendous blaze struck the 27-storey building in West London early Wednesday morning. The residential building situated at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, White City, spread from the second floor to the roof of the enormous 120-flat block, with 200 firefighters struggling to bring it under control as trapped residents scream for help.
Several people are being treated for a ‘range of injuries’ including illness from smoke inhalation.
Panicked residents trapped high in the enormous tower were heard screaming for help as they leaned out of their windows and tied bed sheets together in an attempt to reach the ground, DailyMail reports.
Flat owners in their pyjamas have been evacuated as police are pushing people away from the area for fear the block will collapse due to ‘chunks’ of debris flying off from the tower.
Many of those evacuated said they were woken by screams, intense heat and the smell of burning plastic, thought to be white cladding that was installed on the building last year as part of a £10million refurbishment.