May apologises for response to London tower block fire

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said: "Our priority is to get everyone who has lost their home permanently rehoused locally as soon as possible, so that they can begin to rebuild their lives".

The single released Wednesday marked a week since the blaze, which ripped through the apartment building in the early hours of June 14, when numerous residents were home asleep.

Speaking at Firex, an annual fire safety conference in London, he said the FPA had requested access to a government database so that it could compare the information with its own records about major fires. A lot of people are concerned about benefit - if they are getting lump sums of money if that's going to affect their benefits; we've had that confirmed this morning that that's not going to have any effect at all.

None of these properties are in tower blocks.

Sheffield already has one block - Callow Mount, in the Gleadless Valley area of the city - which was retro-fitted with sprinklers in 2011 and has been regularly referenced by commentators as the debate rages over the response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

She also took part in a minute's silence for the fire's victims, something observed across the entire UK.

A Scottish government ministerial working group set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster has agreed a series of actions to be taken, following its first meeting.

"It is really hard to describe the devastation the fire caused".

In a statement the GRT told the BBC: "Work is taking place to assess the housing needs of all Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk families to identify suitable accommodation in Kensington and Chelsea and neighboring boroughs".

Fire toxicity experts meanwhile, have said that insulation boards fitted outside the tower gave off highly toxic hydrogen cyanide gas which may have contributed to some of the deaths, reports Sky News.

Authorities have warned the final number of victims from the fire in the 24-storey block could still change.

"We realise how devastating this situation is for the homeless victims of fire some of whom who have also lost family members and others who are seriously injured".

Firefighters tried to save as many as they could.

  • Zachary Reyes