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Image: Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in a tower block at Latimer Road in West London

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Fire Rages Through Apartment Tower in London

A blaze ripped through a high-rise apartment block in London as residents slept.

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Image: Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in a tower block at Latimer Road in West London

Smoke rises from a tower block in West London on June 14, 2017.

At least six deaths were confirmed early Wednesday after a blaze ripped through a high-rise apartment block in the British capital as residents slept. At least 74 people were injured, according to authorities.

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Image: Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in a tower block at Latimer Road in West London

The Grenfell Tower apartment block in flames.

Witness Samira Lamrani said one woman wrapped a baby up "in some sort of thick blanket" and dropped the tot from around the 9th floor. "Miraculously the baby just sort of dropped in a straight line, and a guy just ran forward and the baby fell into his arms," she added.

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Image: Fire at Lancaster West Estate in London

Police and rescue services operate near the fire.

More than 250 firefighters battled the West London inferno through the night.

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Image: A police officer helps to evacuate a local resident from close to the scene of a serious fire in a tower block at Latimer Road in West London

A police officer helps to evacuate a local resident.

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Image: Police and rescue services at a huge tower block fire in London

Police and rescue services at the huge tower block fire.

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Image: Media outside a huge tower block fire in West London

Journalists at the scene of the tower fire.

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Image: Firefighters stand amid debris in a childrens playground near a tower block severly damaged by a serious fire, in north Kensington, West London

Firefighters stand amid debris in a children's playground near the tower block.

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Image: Local resident Georgina stands distraught on her balcony as she watches the fire engulf the tower from a distance

Local resident Georgina stands distraught on her balcony as she watches the fire engulf the tower from a distance.

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Image: Smoke billows from a tower block severly damaged by a serious fire, in north Kensington, West London

Smoke billows from the tower block severly damaged by the fire.

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Image: Firefighters rest as they take a break in battling a massive fire that raged in a 27-floor high-rise apartment building in London

Firefighters rest as they take a break in battling the massive fire.

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Image: A woman comforts a boy after a tower block was severly damaged by a serious fire in West London

A woman comforts a boy.

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Image: A woman cries as she tries to locate a missing relative

A woman cries as she tries to locate a missing relative.

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Image: Smoke rises from the Grenfell Tower apartment block in London

Smoke rises from the Grenfell Tower.

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Image: A firemen reacts after battling a huge fire at the Grenfell Tower

A firemen reacts after battling the huge fire.

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Image: Members of the forensic team move a body near the scene of the fire

Members of the forensic team move a body near the scene of the fire.

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Image: A resident in a nearby building watches smoke rise from a building on fire in London

A resident in a nearby building watches smoke rise from the tower.

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