North Kensington tower block fire declared major incident

Just as we finished posting the article on Borough Market, we wake up to horrible news, this time in Kensington.

Major incident declared at Grenfell Tower in Kensington. 40 fire engines & 200 firefighters at the scene.

We are praying for everyone living in Greenfell Towers to come out safe. We are praying for children, babies, kids families, adults and elderly to be healthy. We thank the London fire for all their hard work.

Make sure you follow @londonfire on Twitter and for updates.

Pictures and Message from Magali a Kensington Mums of two:

4hrs on and giving out water, looking for family and friends near by, seeing people sobbing, children wrapped in blankets, elderly people… loosing everything… so painfully surreal and horrific. Praying those who were separated find their loved ones.
Funny how everyone seems to look alike when you’re searching for faces in the crowd… 😔

The police came from all over the place, fire crew, ambulances, police…

Names are the last thing on their minds they said.

Portobello Rugby Club and two churches near by is where people were evacuated but we couldn’t find many people there.

Coaches had taken some people away, ambulances others.

Seeing the dark grey black smoke now I pray it’s getting under some control.

😢
Can’t sleep. Won’t sleep now. 🙏🏽 Just praying…

Several people and organisations are helping people affected by this horrible fire at Grenfell Tower, West London. We gathered some information available online and here is how you can help:

If you have spare clothes, toiletries, toys, nappies, food, bedding or anything you can think of that might be useful you can drop them to:

– St. Clements Church, 95 Sirdar Road, W11 4EQ

– Community Center, Clem Attlee Court, SW6 7PU (they will then take it to the evacuation centres in Ladbroke Grove)

– Rugby Portobello Trust, 221 Walmer Road, W11 4EY

– Tabernacle Christian Centre, Jubilee House, 210 Latimer Road, W10 6QY

If you are concerned about someone please call the Casualty Bureau on 0800 096 1233 or 0207 158 0197

You can join the Group on Facebook, Solidarity with residents of Grenfell tower here.  The group is open for all to join, if you can help with food, clothes or shelter for those near, or far. They are even asking local stores such as Tesco, Poundland and for any help or donations…

Members of the community have set up a Just Giving Page to help the victims of the Grenfell fire #grenfellfirefund

Love our community, Love London, Love Kensington.