Firefighter's chilling tweet goes viral after London tower blaze

More than 250 firefighters risked their lives to extinguish the deadly fire that ripped through an apartment building in West London on Wednesday night.

The London Fire Brigade sent 40 vehicles to Grenfell Tower after receiving calls about a fire at the 24-story high rise at 12:54 a.m. on June 14.

One firefighter by the name of Mick took to Twitter to offer up a bit of dark humor about his job while responding to the blaze -- and it has since gone viral.

Mick tweeted out a picture of his yellow helmet with his name and the code A33 scrawled on it in black marker.

"You know it's not going to be good when your (sic) told to write your name on you helmet before you go in!" he wrote.


Photo: Twitter

Although it seems the firefighter deleted his account shortly after his tweet went viral, that didn't stop the Twitter community from thanking him for his brave service.

Even a local police department chimed in to laud the fireman for his tremendous courage.

In total, 30 people have been confirmed dead after the horrific blaze, although that number is expected to climb over the next few days.

The fire was so severe that it is feared some of the victims may never actually be identified.

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