Grenfell Tower: one year on Last June, the 24-storey tower block of public housing flats in North Kensington was engulfed in an horrific fire. Graham Miller & Jackie Blanchflower In the early hours of Wednesday, 14 June 2017, a fire broke out at Grenfell Tower in West London. 71 people lost their lives. The fire continues to impact the whole nation. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.