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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rona, Jun 14, 2017.
In tower block in London
I switched on TV and saw this, this morning. Absolutely aweful. People are possibly trapped in the building still and the fire has been raging since 12:30am or 1am this morning. I hope everyone is ok?
Ladbroke Grove fire: Screaming people trapped as fire engulfs 27-storey tower block in Notting Hill
Dreadfully sad..poor people
I can't see that many would have got out
The fire brigade told residents to stay inside their flats as they have a stay put policy in tower blocks if there's a fire.
Me neither, terrible. Would expect there to be an up-to-date system in there, water sprinklers, or I don't know whatever they use these days
Watching it live on GMB, just hope most have gotten out safely
Fire Brigade Commissionaire has just confirmed there is a number of fatalities and the fire is an unpresidented fire. She said she has seen nothing like this in her 29 year service.
Witnesses have said they saw people jumping from their windows.
I've just put the TV on, Stunned, how the hell in this day and age can a building go up so quickly.
They have just said there are a number of facilities hope there aren't to many.
Desperately, utterly, tragic! Cannot comprehend
Just awful they must have ben so frightened. God bless all involved
Oh God, that's horrible, those poor people!
Do they? That must be terrifying when every bone in your body is telling you to run.
Alot of implications over fire regulations are gonna be unfortunately unraveled over the next few days . Iv heared my local mp who lost his job on Friday then parachuted in to TM cabinet over the weekend was housing minister that was abt to air his concerns since the last bad fire . But hasn't Will soon know more i guess in coming days . Just feel sad for the unfortunate people involved
I always assumed that those concrete blocks were as safe as you could get. Not so, it seems
There's some talk that exterior appearance improving cladding that was put on a couple of years ago is serving as an accelerant.
Our thoughts are with everyone concerned, absolutely awful. I've never seen a fire so rapid as this, its very strange. Whatever happened to outside fire escapes which might at least save some? . Doesn't seem they've learnt anything since Towering Inferno all those years back which was made specifically to highlight problems of high rise blocks.
I beleive they spent alot on refurbishment a few yrs back . Bit sadley this is one of a number of serious fires and fatalities over the last ten yrs but this does seem to be by far the worst iv seen
Yes they do. Residents have been telling the news reporters they were told in leaflets and from fire fighters to in the event if a fire to stay in their flats until told to evacuate. Fire fighters believe you have at least an hour of safety by staying in your flat or by staying put. My friend lives in a block a road away from me and is told exactly the same thing. It's standard fire safety advice.
It looks as if residents where complaining about fire safety after the block that caught fire had completed refurbishment last year.
My thoughts are with everyone caught up in this dreadful event.
Praise has to go to the firefighters that are in this building as it burns. They have so far reached the 20th floor. This is one job i could never imagine having to do.