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Oliver offers free food amid London fire

Press Association logoPress Association 14/06/2017

Jamie Oliver has offered those affected by the huge fire at west London's Grenfell Tower free food, drink and shelter at his nearby restaurant.

The British celebrity chef, whose Jamie's Italian chain has a restaurant at the Westfield London shopping centre near the tower block, also shared his "thoughts, love and prayers" for those affected by the blaze.

In a post on Instagram, Oliver wrote: "To any of the 100's of FAMILIES effected by this terrible fire at Grenfell Tower Notting hill today, You are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be fed and watered by my Jamies Italian team.

"We are in the Westfield just around the corner.

"Food and drink free of charge so just go and speak to my manager Juan and we will sort you out and give you some love .... this is for victims of the fire our thoughts, love and prayers are with you all big love jamie x x x x (sic)."

The 24-storey block of flats in North Kensington was engulfed in flames and forced some residents to jump out of windows, while others were trapped.

More than 200 firefighters have been working on the blaze, visible across London, from the early hours of Wednesday.

The Grand Tour presenter Jeremy Clarkson took to Twitter to urge those living nearby to help Grenfell Tower residents.

He wrote: "People of Kensington. Remember to give what you can spare - clothes etc - to those made homeless by that terrible fire."

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