Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May calls for cross-government meeting to co-ordinate response

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24-Storey Grenfell Tower Block On Fire In West London
The fire has claimed the lives of six people so far (Source: Getty)

The Prime Minister has called for a cross-government meeting to co-ordinate the response to the huge fire that has engulfed a tower block in west London.

The blaze at the Grenfell Tower in north Kensington has claimed the lives of six people so far, the emergency services have confirmed.

A spokesperson for Number 10 said that the Prime Minister "is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in the Grenfell Tower".

Theresa May will convene a cross-government meeting at the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, the emergency planning body, at 4pm "to co-ordinate the response and ensure the Government is ready to assist the emergency services and local authorities".

"The PM's thoughts are with all of those affected by this terrible incident and the emergency services, who are working tirelessly in very difficult circumstances," the spokesman said.

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