On June 14, 2017, a 24 storey residential apartment building Grenfell Tower, located in Latimer Road, West London, caught on fire which engulfed the entire high-rise. As of this post, 12 fatalities have been confirmed, with 79 taken to hospital, of whom 18 are in critical care.
In 2016, a blog post by the Grenfell Action Group expressed concerns with building’s conditions and safety and called such an event.
The real take away from the 2017 London Fire is that despite the entire building being completely engulfed for hours, it didn’t collapse into its own footprint at free fall speed due to “office fires“.
But then again, never before, nor since 9/11 has a high rise skyscraper collapsed due to office fires.
Props to Best Gore member @13lunt420media for the pics and videos:
Video of Grenfell Tower burning at night:
Video of Londoners standing outside as the tower burns: