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UK News The horror of filming the Grenfell Tower fire

09:45  14 june  2018
09:45  14 june  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Firefighters react as a huge fire engulfs the Grenfell Tower early June 14, 2017 in west London (Picture: Getty). ‘People have been bringing water, clothes, anything they’ve got to help, out to the cordon.

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The charred remains of clading are pictured on the outer walls of the burnt out shell of the Grenfell Tower block in north Kensington, west London on June 22, 2017 © Getty The charred remains of clading are pictured on the outer walls of the burnt out shell of the Grenfell Tower block in north Kensington, west London on June 22, 2017

As a cameraman on a night shift, being asked to go to a fire at a house or a block of flats is not unusual. 

It usually involves driving to a location and finding a couple of fire engines packing away their hoses. You end up asking bystanders where to find the now extinguished fire. A dirty looking scorch mark may be all you can locate.

On June 14 2017, I got such a call. I drove to north Kensington still thinking that the editor was maybe exaggerating in his description of a "large fire".

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But still some distance away at Shepherd's Bush, I caught my first glimpse of it.

I will never ever forget seeing what looked like a massive medieval torch thrust into the ground. Flames licked high up into the night sky.

Grenfell Tower and 12 surrounding blocks have been illuminated in green © PA Grenfell Tower and 12 surrounding blocks have been illuminated in green It was clear straight away that this was something I had never experienced before.

Hour after hour I stood broadcasting the nightmarish scene in front of me.

The banners being unfurled at the top of Grenfell Tower © Getty The banners being unfurled at the top of Grenfell Tower Members of the public and emergency services alike would walk past me looking both shocked and haunted.

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Firemen in particular would return for fresh oxygen tanks and bits of equipment and their faces would hint at things they had seen.

158 households from the Grenfell Tower fire remain in hotels (Rick Findler/PA) © Provided by The Press Association 158 households from the Grenfell Tower fire remain in hotels (Rick Findler/PA) At one point, teams of police walked past me towards the fire carrying riot shields.

I could not for the life of me think how any kind of rioting could be taking place in such circumstances.

The burnt Grenfell Tower apartment building standing testament to the recent fire in London © ASSOCIATED PRESS The burnt Grenfell Tower apartment building standing testament to the recent fire in London Hindsight offered the explanation that they were using the shields to make a safe tunnel from falling debris into and out of the building for firefighters to travel through.

I could hear that debris falling. I too could hear what I hoped was debris but sickeningly knew was almost certainly people jumping in desperation.

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A firefighter investigates a floor after a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower © PA A firefighter investigates a floor after a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower Screams that I thought were from those on the ground may well have been from those forced to flee their high-rise homes.

My job was to get live pictures of the fire out as quickly as possible.

a group of people sitting at a bus stop: A floral tribute to the victims of the Grenfell tower fire is seen at the entrance to an underground station close to Grenfell tower, in London © REUTERS/Peter Nicholls A floral tribute to the victims of the Grenfell tower fire is seen at the entrance to an underground station close to Grenfell tower, in London It was an insignificant task compared with the work of the emergency services that night.

The inquiry into the fire recently heard from deputy assistant commissioner Adrian Fenton of the London Fire Brigade, who said after watching the footage on Sky News he made decisions to abandon the "stay put" advice based on what he was seeing.

A floral tribute left near the Grenfell Tower in the aftermath of the tragedy. © Reuters A floral tribute left near the Grenfell Tower in the aftermath of the tragedy. Perhaps my pictures may have helped save some lives, but if that’s the case, I only wish I could have got those pictures out sooner.

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Ministers finally say they will ban combustible cladding on high-rise buildings after the Grenfell Tower fire but give no deadline for its use .
In a statement today, housing minister James Brokenshire promised to make it illegal to cover the outside of high-rises with flammable materials like the ones used on the west London block. But he failed to set a deadline, suggesting the decision would only be made after a consultation. 'I have listened carefully to concerns and I intend to ban the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings, subject to consultation,' he said.Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey London social housing block, was engulfed in flames after fire broke out in the middle of the night in June last year.

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