By John Smith • 16 June 2017 • 15:08
The inferno that was Grenfell Tower
AN article in the Gibraltar Chronicle has revealed that one of the first firemen to enter the inferno that was Grenfell Tower in Kensington was a Gibraltarian, Russell Gomez.
He was part of a team that helped save a woman on the 21st floor and it is believed that this was the highest rescue of the night.
The fire fighter’s family has a heritage of service in the brigade as his father was in the Gibraltar Fire Brigade.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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