79 dead London Grenfell Tower Inferno

London fire: Terrified residents 'jumped from 15th floor' Guilhem Baker

Police are carrying out a Criminal Investigation and an Inquest is being requested by many who lost families members..


UPDATE Sep 19 - A total of 60 people who died in the fire have now been formerly identified plus baby Logan who was stillborn afterwards. The number of people who are believed to have died remains at about 80. The final figure will not be known until the end of the search, recovery and identification processes, but officers believe the final figure may not be as high as 80.


So far the investigation has identified 2,400 different people to speak to, including residents, firefighters, police officers and other witnesses. More than 1,000 statements have been taken. 

A total of 670 firefighters that were involved in the rescue effort have been identified, 340 police officers and a similar number of ambulance staff. They will all have statements taken. From those police officers, 340 Body Worn Video clips have been downloaded and they have all been viewed.

More than 2,500 exhibits have been seized so far, many from within the tower.


NEW : The Grenfell Video Recording they tried to block


Grenfell residents promised fire-retardant panels in 2012, documents show cheaper, plastic-filled cladding was later fitted instead. (sky news)


Sixty-eight flats in £2bn luxury block to be given to residents evacuated from Grenfell Tower in the heart of Kensington, the Standard can revealead.


Protesters calling for local housing for the displaced residents of Grenfell Tower are preparing to march against Theresa May’s government on Wednesday amid appeals to ensure that their grievances are not overshadowed by violence. (the guardian)


Forensic scientists have establish a fridge catching fire was point of origin for the devastating fire.


Police raise number of dead to 79 people in the large fire that engulfed the 27-floor Grenfell Tower in London. Tower blocks near Grenfell have no hot water, no gas.



Firefighters had put out the initial fridge fire at Grenfell Tower and were leaving the building when the blaze suddenly flared up, it has emerged.


In the leaked letters, experts warn that those living in tower blocks like Grenfell Tower were "at risk".


The letters show experts have been worried about fire safety in tower blocks for years.

Following a fatal fire in Lakanal House in south London in 2009, a series of recommendations were made to keep people safe.


They were ignored. The government promised a review of fire regulations in 2013, but it still has not happened.


BBC One's Panorama has obtained a dozen letters sent by the All-Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group. BBC news page


See : Grenfell Tower Fire



Grenfell Tower had £9m refurbishment but no sprinklers before deadly inferno


A residents action group added it had repeatedly warned Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO,)  which manages the social housing block, and the council, which owns the building.



"As there are estimated to be another 4,000 older tower blocks in the UK, without automatic sprinkler protection, can we really afford to wait for another tragedy to occur before we amend this weakness?"


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