Traumatised residents living close to Grenfell Tower fled their homes in fear on Wednesday (July 5).
They were evacuated at around 2pm when a fire alarm sounded off at Baseline Studios.
Among those to leave their homes was Cllr Beinazir Lasharie, who lives next to the gutted building on the Lancaster West Estate.
Another councillor, Robert Atkinson, said it was “a false alarm that caused a great deal of alarm” and residents were being allowed back into their homes.
A Facebook post by Cllr Lasharie showed much panic and confusion among residents, with many concerned that loved-ones remained in the their homes.
Cllr Atkinson said: “A fire alarm went off which they took very seriously.
"They did the right thing and people had to be got out, but it would have been better if it had been explained to people.
“It’s one thing after another.”
In her Facebook video post, Cllr Lasharie says: “Apparently we’re being evacuated from our flats because... there was whistles blowing, and there is... the workmen blew whistles and everyone’s running away.
“So all the residents are evacuating each other, but no-one knows nothing.”
She is then told that they are being evacuated and says to the camera: “What is going on? We need to know.
“No one is telling us nothing.”
A spokesperson for the Met said there was “nothing dramatic, big or breaking”, and said there were no structural issues with the building, adding “there was no emergency response to a call”.
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