Grenfell Tower fire victims offered Loftus Road as relief centre by QPR owner Tony Fernandes
Last Updated: 14/06/17 6:14pm
QPR owner Tony Fernandes has offered up Loftus Road as a potential relief centre option for the hundreds of residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
According to Sky News, several people have been killed - and others remain trapped - in a large fire on the west London estate, with the blaze being battled by more than 200 firefighters and 40 fire engines.
Footage on social media showed the building engulfed in fire, with huge flames stretching over a number of floors.
The fire brigade said the fire had spread throughout the entire building, now covered in plumes of smoke with visible pockets of fire within the charred structure.
Fernandes, majority shareholder and chairman of QPR since 2011, tweeted that he had spoken to Hoops chief executive officer Lee Hoos as to whether the club could help in any way.
"I have asked QPR's Lee Hoos to see if Loftus Road could be used a relief centre. Our community team will be mobilised. We will do whatever," Fernandes tweeted out on Wednesday morning.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by last night's terrible Grenfell Tower fire in west London.— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) June 14, 2017
QPR, Crystal Palace, Fulham also tweeted out condolences and well wishes from their official Twitter accounts.
Fulham added that Craven Cottage and Motspur Park are open to accept item donations to help those affected by the fire.