London fire: Video shows firefighters' reaction when they saw Grenfell Tower inferno video

Video captures the moment when a London fire crew saw the job that lay ahead of them - the Grenfell Tower fire.

Video shot by a member of London's fire crew captures their reaction as the scale of the Grenfell Tower fire unfolded in front of them.

The firefighters could barely contain their shock as they drove towards the job awaiting them in the distance.

The footage was obtained by BBC's Panorama programme.

Firefighters spoke of their shock as they headed towards the 27-storey Grenfell Tower ablaze in west London.

Firefighters spoke of their shock as they headed towards the 27-storey Grenfell Tower ablaze in west London.

As the burning building came into view, one puzzled firefighter asked: "That's not a real building with people in it?"

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Members of the London fire service observe a minute silence for the victims of The Grenfell Tower block fire outside ...
NEIL P MOCKFORD/GETTY IMAGES

Members of the London fire service observe a minute silence for the victims of The Grenfell Tower block fire outside Notting Hill Methodist Church on Monday June 19. Seventy-nine people are now feared dead in the disaster.

Another crew member said: "How the f... is that even possible?"

Meanwhile, another staggered firefighter added: "That's a real block? Oh s... Mate, this is a towering inferno."

UK police said 79 people are now assumed to have died in the fire.

The aftermath: Firefighters filmed the video while speeding towards the tower block.
CARL COURT/GETTY IMAGES

The aftermath: Firefighters filmed the video while speeding towards the tower block.

If the death toll is confirmed, it would make the Grenfell Tower blaze the deadliest in London since World War II.

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