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Relief efforts continue in Grenfell Tower fire

Fatalities have been confirmed with questions already being asked about the safety of the building

By Prospect Team  

Grenfell Tower, West London, this morning as the fire continues to burn. Photo: PA

A fire at Grenfell Tower in Notting Hill, West London, has killed 12, with the number of fatalities expected to rise.

The fire is believed to have broken out shortly before 1am on Wednesday morning. Although London fire commissioner Dany Cotton says fire fighters arrived within six minutes, the fire spread quickly.

“This is an unprecedented incident,” said Cotton. “In my 29 years of being a firefighter I have never seven seen anything of this scale.”

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