The fire broke out at the 24-storey tower block in north Kensington in the early hours of this morning. The tower is home to around 140 flats. Firefighters continue to tackle the flames, while emergency services attempt to rescue the many residents still trapped in the building amid fears of it collapsing.
At least six people have been confirmed dead, with the number expected to rise and the number of residents unaccounted for currently unconfirmed.
Throughout the day, a number of stars from the world of music and entertainment have spoken out to pay tribute to those who lost their lives, as well as share details of how to help and honouring the emergency services – with some even criticising the government for funding cuts that many argue led to the building becoming more of a danger.
?? very sad day smh
— HEAVY IS THE HEAD (@stormzy) June 14, 2017
Horrifying news to wake up to this morning in London. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims xxxx
— Sam Smith (@samsmith) June 14, 2017
I can't believe that this has happened. Extremely sad and absolute negligence regarding human life. #GrenfellTower
— Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (@forgetcape) June 14, 2017
Here's whats happening. Community buildings being sold off, and sub parr refurbishment and builds being offered in return.#GrenfellTower
— Cerys Matthews (@cerysmatthews) June 14, 2017
Shocked and devastated to hear this terrible news. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy in west London pic.twitter.com/0pqT6WZBvU
— Rita Ora ? (@RitaOra) June 14, 2017
awww man. London? damb. #londonfire
— Questlove from @SongsThatShook Oct 13th @AMC_tv (@questlove) June 14, 2017
#GrenfellTower is an absolute tragedy. My heart goes out to all the residents who lived there. This is heartbreaking.
— MARINA (@MarinaDiamandis) June 14, 2017
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 14, 2017
— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) June 14, 2017
— edith bowman (@edibow) June 14, 2017
— Jeremy Corbyn for PM (@JeremyCorbyn4PM) June 14, 2017
While evacuation of the area continues, Police have set up an emergency hotline for anyone worried about those trapped in the fire, which you can call on 0800 0961 233.
You can also help by donating emergency supplies, clothes, toys, toiletries and more for those evacuated at Clements Church, 95 Sirdar Rd, W11 4EQ. Other drop-off points for help and donations are available below: