A fire of unknown origins started shortly before 1 a.m. on 14 June 2017 at the 24-story Grenfell Tower apartment block in North Kensington, West London, England. The call to the fire brigade is recorded for 1:16 (911 = Back to the Future).
At least 200 firefighters and 45 fire trucks fought the blaze, but the fire was not contained for hours. It was reported that people may have been trapped in the fire. Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, declared the fire a “major incident.”
There are fears the building may collapse.
(The number of fatalities has not been announced, as of 1:30 am Eastern US time.)
By coincidence, a large “11” was visible at the beginning of the fire, or was it an “H” = 8?
The code section address of Grenfell Tower is W11.
The Grenfell name and brand is closely associated with the griffin. It was not a surprise to find that the griffin, just like the name of the brand itself, stemmed from the founding inspiration, Sir Wilfred Grenfell. The brave pioneer of Newfoundland and Labrador who had as a philanthropist doctor, almost by accident founded a global clothing phenomena. The griffin was a key part of his Grenfell family crest. The Grenfells were originally a noble family of Cornish origins in the rugged coastline of South-West England. A place where people are known for their fortitude and resilience.