London Borough evacuating 800 homes due to safety concerns following fire
- Author: Megan Austin Jun 24, 2017,
Jun 24, 2017, 0:54
An investigation into the Grenfell Tower blaze revealed that exterior cladding on the building had failed safety tests and the initial cause of the June 14 fire was from a faulty refrigerator, authorities said.
"Camden Council is absolutely determined to ensure that our residents are safe and we have promised them that we will work with them, continue to act swiftly and be open and transparent", Gould said in a statement.
Thermal cladding is to be removed from 10 London tower blocks as a precaution following the Grenfell Tower fire.
She says: "Why have they left it 'til half past eight on Friday night to start getting residents out?"
"We need to do everything we can to keep residents safe".
'This means that we need to move residents from their homes and into temporary accommodation.
Cladding installed past year on the Grenfell Tower has become a focus of investigations after it appeared to help spread the blaze quickly up the building.
"Grenfell changes everything", she said, referencing last week's devastating fire at Grenfell Tower.
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The company manufactured 64,000 Hotpoint refrigerators between 2006 and 2009 with the model numbers FF175BP and FF175BG-the former of these two was the model make of the Whirlpool refrigerator that blew up.
The decision comes after Scotland Yard revealed that insulation samples collected from the 24-storey building failed preliminary tests.
A total of 79 people are either dead or missing presumed dead as a result of the Kensington blaze, according to police. "They say they began testing the cladding the day after the Grenfell Tower".
They the owners of these Fridge Freezers to complete a form and "we will update when further information is available".
The blaze has provoked anger and heaped pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May, who is fighting for her political survival after her party lost its parliamentary majority in a snap election at a time when Britain is beginning divorce talks with the European Union. Premier Inn said Friday it had "concerns" about the material on some of its buildings, though it is different to the type used on Grenfell.
"We will identify and investigate any criminal offense and, of course, given the deaths of so many people we are considering manslaughter, as well as criminal offenses and breaches of legislation and regulations", McCormack added. "I do not want there to be any hidden victims of this tragedy".
Heartbreaking messages written on red London Fire Brigade T-shirts offer poignant tributes alongside flowers, toys and candles at the shrine. One man in a suit said to me "you can't stay here tonight".