Natasha Elcock was trapped on the 11th floor with her daughter, 6, and boyfriend.
As the fire blazed through, the 39-year-old was told to stay inside and not to escape, so she decided to try and save her family from inside.
"I let the bathroom flood. It kept the flat damp. It may have saved our lives'" she told the Daily Star.
After waiting 90 minutes, Natasha was then told to get out.
"We tried the door but it was too hot. We had our little girl on the wet floor and we went to the coldest room," she said.
"The door was buckling and the windows bubbling and cracking. It was terrifying."
The family were eventually saved by fire crew and taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
The death toll currently sits at 17 people.
This article first published on New Idea.