Fire breaks out at Grenfell Tower in West London

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A deadly overnight fire raced through a 24-story apartment tower in London on June, 14, 2017, killing at least six people and injuring 74 others, police said. Witnesses reported seeing residents throw babies and small children from high windows to people on the sidewalk in a desperate effort to save them from the flames.

A view of a high rise apartment block
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The 24-story Grenfell Tower burning in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

A woman cries during a fire at the
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A woman cries watching the fire at Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. According to the London Fire Brigade, 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters were deployed to put out the blaze. 

Local resident Amanda Fernandez reacts following a huge
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Local resident Amanda Fernandez reacts to the fire at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

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Local resident Georgina stands distraught on her balcony
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A resident of a nearby building who gave her name as Georgina stands distraught on her balcony after a fire engulfed the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

Firefighters near the scene of a huge fire
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Firefighters near the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

Smoke rises from the fire at the Grenfell
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Smoke rises from the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

Police and rescue services operate near the fire
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Police and rescue services responding to the fire at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

A general view of the Grenfell Tower apartment
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A general view of the Grenfell Tower apartment block fire in London on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

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A woman reacts after flames engulfed the nearby
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A woman reacts after flames engulfed the nearby 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

Firefighters enter the ground floor of a high
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Firefighters enter the ground floor of the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London, which houses more than 100 apartments. on Wednesday June 14, 2017,

Charred debris is strewn across the floor after
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Charred debris is strewn about the lower floors and courtyard at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. which houses more than 100 apartments. floor which houses more than 100 apartments.

A woman watches as smoke billows from a
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A nearby resident watches smoke billow from the fire at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

A view on the burningd Grenfell Tower, a
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The fire at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London broke out at 1 a.m. local time on Wednesday June 14, 2017, sending dozens to the hospital and fatally injuring an unverified number.

 

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A woman weeps outside a casualty bureau close
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A woman weeps outside a casualty bureau close to the fire that broke out at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

Firefighters carry a hose as they battle a
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Firefighters at Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

A firefighter checks damage after a fire engulfed
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A firefighter checks damage after a fire engulfed the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

Smoke and flames rise from building on fire
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Smoke and flames rise from Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

A view on the burning Grenfell Tower, a
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The burning Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017.  

Smoke and flames billow from a massive fire
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Smoke and flames billow from the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017.  

Emergency supplies are offered near to the high-rise
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Emergency supplies are set up near the blaze at Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

Smoke billows from a high-rise apartment building in
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Smoke billows from the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

Smoke billows from a high-rise apartment building on
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The fire at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London broke out in the early morning of Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

A casualty bureau close to the fire that
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A casualty bureau near the site of the Grenfell Tower fire. 

A fire officer looks at debris in a
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A fire officer at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

Burning debris falls from a massive fire that
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Burning debris falls from Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017. 

A view on the burned Grenfell Tower, a
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The charred Grenfell Tower.

A man wearing a mask for protection from
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A man wearing a mask for protection from the smoke stands on a balcony with a view of the burning 24-story Grenfell Tower in West London on Wednesday June 14, 2017

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