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UK NewsResidents ‘fearful’ as fire breaks out at block of flats near Grenfell Tower

18:00  23 august  2019
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Residents of a block of flats on the western outskirts of Belfast have been evacuated from their homes after a fire swept through a number of floors of the building The fire broke out in Coolmoyne House on the Seymour Hill estate in Dunmurry, which is close to the Belfast to Dublin rail line.

Fire broke out in block which is just 200 metres from Grenfell late this morning. Around 60 firefighters have rushed to a block of flats opposite Grenfell Tower after a fire was spotted on a Ms Findley added: 'I was concerned. I was very fearful .' Standing looking at the block and pointing

A fire at a block of flats close to Grenfell Tower had residents fearing a blaze similar to the one that killed 72 people in June 2017.

Around 70 firefighters and 10 engines were sent to a 12th-floor balcony at Markland House in Darfield Way, Notting Hill, west London, on Friday morning.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said crews are speaking to residents in the building, which is a short walk away from Grenfell Tower, to reassure them.

Firefighters were called at 11.39am about “smoke issuing” from a building, with 999 control officers taking 27 calls to the incident.

Scotland Yard said there were no reports of any injuries, while LFB said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Firefighters searched Grenfell Tower overnight and extinguished the last flames of the catastrophic blaze that killed at least 12 people, as police said the As local residents woke up after a night spent in makeshift shelters near the site of the fire in west London, many were still awaiting news of those

Fire broke out at Grenfell Tower block shortly before 1am. The block of flats , near Notting Hill, west London, is at least 24 storeys high and contains 120 The tower block was built in the 1970s as part of the Lancaster West Estate project. It recently underwent a £10m refurbishment, which included

Miguel Alves, who survived the Grenfell Tower blaze, was passing the area when he saw fire engines and police.

He said his first concern was whether anyone had been hurt and that memories of what happened on the night of the Grenfell fire “came to my mind straight away”.

He said: “I feel shocked because it’s only 200 metres or 300 or 400 metres anyway from Grenfell Tower. It’s in the same area. It’s difficult to believe something happened again in the same area.”

Mr Alves was one of the first residents to discover the Grenfell Tower fire, and several residents on the 13th floor where he lived were woken by his knocking and decided to flee the building, contrary to fire brigade advice.

Markland House resident Samantha Findley, 41, said she smelled what she thought was burning plastic in the tower block and immediately left her 10th-floor flat.

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A fire broke out at 4.14am in a flat on the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire (Picture: PA). Eight fire engines have been called to a flat blaze Mr Mayr said residents are worried about the building’s fire safety, which he had considered in the light of the Grenfell Tower disaster before moving in.

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She told the PA news agency: “I smelled it. So I thought ‘Let me get out, I’m out’. I grabbed my keys, my phone. I’m out. I’m not seeing where it is or anything. I’m out.”

She added: “I was concerned. I was very fearful.”

Standing looking at the block and pointing towards Grenfell Tower, she said: “That’s Grenfell there, as you can see. That was my first instinct when I smelled smoke. Everyone is thinking of Grenfell.”

Dhin Chittenden said she cried as she ran down the steps from her 11th-floor flat in Markland House.

The 26-year-old receptionist, who has lived in the building with her husband for a month, said she was already fearful about another Grenfell Tower-type tragedy before Friday’s fire broke out.

She said: “I kept thinking about that. If it’s happened somewhere else then it could happen again.”

A maintenance worker at the tower block knocked on the door of the couple’s flat and told them to leave.

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Grenfell Tower in Kensington, West London, looked like a scene from hell as a fire ripped through the building in the early hours of morningCredit: London The fire tore through the flat killing at least 12Credit: Eyevine. It is believed virtually all the residents in the top three floors of Grenfell Tower in

A HELPLESS Grenfell Tower resident apparently sent a Snapchat from inside the burning tower A resident said the fire started on the fourth floor. Residents are still trapped inside the building but There are 120 homes in the flat and the leader of the local council said "several hundred" would have

Standing in her slippers, Ms Chittenden said: “I just grabbed my phone, my keys and ran downstairs.”

Ms Chittenden’s husband, Fernando Villanueva, said: “When I opened the door (to leave the flat), I saw the smoke coming out of the lift.

“My wife, she was thinking of Grenfell Tower. She knows what happened there and was very concerned.”

Before the fire was put out, Danielle Bond, who was watching on from a nearby office block, claimed the fire had spread to six floors, telling PA: “The fire is spreading upwards. Don’t know what it’s like inside but flames are going up the building on one side.”

LFB said the blaze was under control by 12.55pm but that crews would remain on the scene on Friday afternoon.

Kim Taylor-Smith, deputy leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, said: “The London Fire Brigade were there quickly and look like they have everything under control. Obviously we will need to investigate the causes of the fire, but at the moment I am just thankful that everyone is safe.

“This community saw the Grenfell tragedy happen two years ago and I am fully aware of the impact that had on individuals.

“Our officers are on site, with NHS colleagues, and a respite centre has been opened for anyone who needs support. We have water and items for children on site as well.”

A respite centre has been opened in Frinstead House in Notting Hill.

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