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Fire engulfs West London apartment block

Updated 1:37 PM ET, Mon June 11, 2018
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Burning debris falls from Grenfell Tower as a massive fire engulfs the London apartment building early on June 14, 2017. Seventy-two people are confirmed to have died in the fire. Rex Features via AP Images
Smoke rises from Grenfell Tower hours after the fire. Leon Neal/Getty Images
A woman cries as she tries to locate a missing relative. AFP/Getty Images
A woman runs near paramedics working near the fire. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Witnesses reported terrifying accounts of people trapped in the tower. Some people were reported to have jumped from the tower. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
People watch as Grenfell Tower is engulfed by fire. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Emergency service members work at the scene. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Residents of nearby Whitchurch Road watch smoke streaming from the tower. Sarah Tilotta for CNN
Emergency personnel prepare in an open area near the blaze. FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA
People watch as smoke rises from the tower. Sarah Tilotta/CNN
Michael Paramasivan and his daughter Thea Kavanagh managed to escape the fire. Victoria Jones/PA Wire/AP
Police officers asked people to step back so they could expand the cordon and make more space for emergency services. Sarah Tilotta for CNN
Police stand near debris from the fire. Salma Abdelaziz/CNN
A security cordon holds people back as Grenfell Tower burns. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Children wear masks that were distributed near the site of the fire. Sarah Tilotta/CNN
The building, built in the 1970s, was home to 125 families. Kyodo News/Sipa USA
Emergency services respond to the fire. Epics//Getty Images
Firefighters battle the massive blaze. Natalie Oxford/Twitter
Smoke could be seen billowing over the heads of residents who gathered in nearby streets to watch the blaze. Sarah Tilotta for CNN
Residents from nearby Barandon Walk wait outside their building. The building was evacuated around 2 a.m. Police told residents that heat emanating from the fire could affect the structure of their building. Sarah Tilotta for CNN
Witness Michael Kyriakou told CNN the fire spread quickly, with one side of the building ablaze around 15 minutes after it started. "Within an hour it had engulfed the top part of the building," he said. "There are people in bathrobes and slippers all around us, so hopefully as many as possible got out." Matt Dunham/AP