(DAILY MAIL) — Desperate residents are building ropes from sheets in an attempt to escape from their windows as a huge inferno engulfs a tower block in west London.

The ‘horrendous’ blaze has struck the 27-storey Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, White City, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The fire has spread from the second floor to the roof of the enormous towering block, with 200 firefighters struggling to bring it under control.

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