Visit was to support firefighters after high-rise tragedy
This is a London Fire Brigade handout photo taken on June 19, 2017 and made available by the Press Association on Tuesday June 20, 2017 of pop-star Adele as she meets firefighters at Chelsea Fire Station in London for following the Grenfell Tower blaze which killed tens of people last week in west London. (London Fire Brigade/PA via AP)
LONDON (AP) — London’s fire department posted photos of Adele meeting with firefighters to offer support following a devastating fire in the borough that is believed to have killed 79 people.
It posted the pictures on Twitter on Tuesday, showing the singer posing with firefighters in front of their engine at the Chelsea fire station. Adele had a cup of tea with the firefighters Monday and thanked them for their efforts in battling the fire at the 24-story Grenfell Tower.
“She just turned up at the station and knocked on the window and said she has some cakes for us,” station manager Ben King said. “So we opened the door to her and then she took her sunglasses off and said: ‘Hi, I’m Adele.'”
London has rallied behind firefighters with a mixture of awe and support after the blaze. Flames engulfed the building in less than an hour early on June 14, trapping many residents. Firefighters tried to save as many as they could.
“We are so humbled by everyone’s support,” the London Fire Brigade tweeted.
Firefighter Rob Petty posted the photographs of the Hello singer on Facebook.
“Not everyday the wonderfully grounded and caring Adele pops into Chelsea Firestation for a cup of tea and a cuddle x,” he wrote.
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