Firefighters remain at the scene of the fatal fire which ripped through Grenfell Tower on Wednesday (June 14).

London Fire Brigade has said 60 firefighters, eight fire engines and other specialist resources are still in attendance and will remain at the scene throughout Thursday (June 15).

Twelve people have been confirmed dead, but police say they expect that figure to rise.

Firefighters spray water after a fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London.

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said: "Firefighters worked with the gas authority to isolate a ruptured gas main in the block and once this work was completed they were able to extinguish the fire with the help of a 40-metre aerial appliance brought in to assist from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

"The fire was under control by 1.14am.

"In addition to firefighting operations our crews continued to work with the local authority to reassure concerned residents from neighbouring blocks in the area and to offer them home fire safety advice."

More than 200 firefighters tackled the blaze after the alert was raised at 00.54am on Wednesday morning (June 14).

Flames engulfed the building in west London

The spokesman for London Fire Brigade also said: "Our Urban Search and Rescue teams will also be working with local authority contractors to shore up the building to make it safe to continue with the next phase of the operation."

They added: "The fire affected all floors of the 27-storey building, from the second floor up, and at its height 40 fire engines and more than 200 firefighters were at the scene."

London Ambulance Service has confirmed 68 people were taken to hospitals across London, with 18 in critical care.

Appeals have been launch both online and across the local community, as people search for the friends, family and loved ones, who have yet to be accounted for.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage and the Brigade say it will be the subject of a thorough investigation.

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