Massive Fire At London High-Rise Started In A Refrigerator, Police Say
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 17:40
The Government has ordered an immediate examination by experts of the model involved and Hotpoint said it is working with the authorities in order to assist in the investigation.
Witnesses at the scene of the 24-storey blaze in north Kensington on June 14 described hearing one resident claiming it was his appliance which was responsible.
Scotland Yard also said it would consider manslaughter charges following the Grenfell Tower fire, as police continue to look at the involvement of various companies that played a role in the recent refurbishment of the building.
The Football Association (FA) will donate the proceeds from this summer's Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Several buildings have been found to contain the cladding, which is in the process of being removed. Documents from a number of organizations have been seized.
May has apologized for mistakes that were made in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and promised that "no stone will be left unturned" in a public inquiry into its causes.
"Such are the safety concerns with the outcome of these tests we have immediately shared the data with the Department for Communities and Local Government, who are already sharing that information with local councils throughout the country", she said.
Sheffield City Council also ruled out the cladding used on its blocks being the same as what was fitted on Grenfell Tower.
"Intensive" checks have been made on council tower blocks to establish the safety in the event of fires, communities secretary Angela Constance has said. Mr. Speaker, shortly before I came to the chamber, I was informed that a number of these tests have come back as combustible.
Auckland Council is checking 90 buildings to determine whether any use combustible aluminium panels on their cladding.
Answering May's call that none of the victims should live in unsafe homes, the Corporation of London said families who lost their homes in Grenfell Tower will be housed in a complex of sleek new apartments in Kensington, a measure which received mixed reactions. This will be determined after further investigations by fire and rescue services.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May said the government can test more than 100 buildings a day, and that some tests of cladding on similar large residential buildings have found them to be combustible.
She added: "I remain really concerned though that we do not have a complete picture".
"In terms of the people who are living in those buildings, we will do a further test to make sure the buildings are safe - obviously nobody will be living in buildings that are unsafe", May's spokeswoman said, adding that people would be rehoused if necessary.