Grenfell Tower Fire

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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    Is it too much to hope for that everyone got out in time? :(
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    A 40 engine fire :eek: my God that's massive
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    Just heard on Five live that tenants were advised to remain in the building for their own safety. Local eye witness says she heard screams of help and cannot see any sign of survivors. This looks really bad, as the fire seemed to spread really quickly..
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    senorgregster Last Newbie Standing

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    Oh no. That looks awful.
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    Holy sh... I was NOT expecting a picture like that. That's scary as hell.

    "It's so heartbreaking, I've seen someone flashing their torches at the top level and they obviously can't get out."

    :(
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    What!?
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    Horrific :(
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    Horrific.
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    Be strong, Brit bros. You had to endure too much recently.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    There's not a sentence severe enough to deal with someone who'd risk the lives of so many for the sake of a few quid...

    I'm usually a pretty cold person, but this really is hard to stomach. Absolutely horrible :(
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    Twisted_Woody Full Member Scout

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    What on earth happened??
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    Council were warned. Some people will be in big trouble during the aftermath.
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    How can a building burn right through so easily -- its as though the entire building was made of matchsticks. Usually its in small sections.
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    The place was apparently a fire hazard. Council were warned.

    Apparently nobody above the fourth floor has gotten out.

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    Pictures look dreadful. Horrific stuff.
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    Its like a scene from Towering Inferno.
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    Same here but feel physical sick at the moment just thinking about what some people must be going through. Awful awful news
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    according to a survivor/eyewitness, he said that the firemen couldnt get beyond the 6th floor.
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    BBC reporter said it was refurbished and residents had just moved back. Cant have been the fire hazard it was as before.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    So that's more than 20 storeys of men women & children unable to do anything...
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    And apparently, no alarm went off. WTF
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    Saw this earlier on NBC news in the states.

    Absolutely horrific. Pictures look as if from a disaster movie.
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    Absolutely sickening.

    I've never seen such a terrifying blaze. So tragic.
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    It looks even worse now :(:(:(
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    Earlier footage showed some lights flashing on an off in apartments, presumably people were trying to show firefighters where they were. Later footage looks like some or all of those areas might have been burnt out now. Hoping for the best but fearing the worst.
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    I was not expecting that. That looks massive, for feck sake. :(
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    Any updates if people are still in there? The fire looked horrific.
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    Sky are reporting they saw someone inside the building, but honestly, I wouldn't be surprised to see 100+ still in there at the end of all this. Firefighters couldn't get past the 6th floor (there's 27 total), and residents were told to stay in place for their own safety.
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    Thats the scary thing about living in dense high rise buildings --you just need an idiot falling asleep with his ciggie in his hand...
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    Jeez 120 flats in there, heartbreaking. Just hoping there aren't too many fatalities :(
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    Jesus that's terrifying :(
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    I think there are more units than that. Someone on the Beep said that there are 10-12 units per floor.
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    Had a fire, although much smaller, in my apartment block few months ago as well, and got told the same. It seemed to make sense then as all the flat doors are fire resistant and the stairways were full of thick smoke. Obviously wasn't the case here, though :(

    Devastating news, can't imagine the horror folks living there are going through :(
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    Looking at the footage if everybody got out safe , it will be amazing.
    I had an friend who died in a house fire with her 3 kids :(
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    feck. How did that happen? No fire alarm?
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    Horrible scenes to wake up to.
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    pauldyson1uk Full Member

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    It was about 20 years ago, fire started downstairs and they were all found huddled in a bedroom, yes no smoke detectors.