A woman who saw firefighters battling a fire less than a mile away from Grenfell Tower on Tuesday morning said the sight brought into focus the “trauma those affected by Grenfell face daily”.
Around 60 London firefighters tackled a fire at a high-rise building near to Grenfell Tower.
London Fire Brigade (LFB) confirmed that eight fire engines were in attendance as firefighters battled the blaze at Queensdale Crescent in Shepherd’s Bush – less than a mile away from Grenfell.
An LFB spokesperson said half of a flat on the 12th floor is alight. No injuries have been reported at the scene and the fire was brought under control within 90 minutes.
One eyewitness said the sight of the blaze made her “physically sick”.
Joanna Foster captured photos that showed the smoking building in the background of Grenfell Tower where 72 people died five years ago this month.