Camden residents ignore order to leave flats at risk of fire

Camden residents ignore order to leave flats at risk of fire

Camden residents ignore order to leave flats at risk of fire

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn called for urgent checks on around 4,000 buildings as Britain comes to grips with the potential ramifications of the disaster.

"I said to the fire service, is there absolutely anything I can do to make these blocks safe and they said they wasn't and then their firm advice was that we had to evacuate the blocks". Prime Minister Theresa May also said the government won't penalize any fire survivors who were in the country illegally.

Ms Gould said that, following checks, insulation was found to be safe but external cladding on the blocks "was not up to the standard that we wanted and was not fire retardant". "They will be rehoused if they need to be".

"All I can say at the moment is they don't pass any of the safety tests".

An in-depth look at the causes of the Grenfell Tower blaze by the New York Times detailed how in the United Kingdom, a "drive by successive governments from both major political parties to free businesses from the burden of safety regulations" allowed the tower's owners to swaddle the outside of the building in a highly flammable aluminum and polyethylene cladding.

The government has ordered an immediate examination of the refrigerator model that started the blaze.

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A Hotpoint spokesman said: "Words can not express our sorrow at this bad tragedy".

The company said 64,000 such fridge freezers were made by Indesit between 2006 and 2009 when the model was discontinued, some years before Whirlpool acquired Indesit.

"We've had everyone - council staff, volunteers, different councillors - all coming together with the fire service to move people safely out of their accommodation".

The Metropolitan Police said cladding attached to the 24-storey public housing project during a recent renovation failed safety tests conducted by investigators, and they had seized documents from a number of organisations.

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The cladding used in council blocks is aluminium panels with non-combustible Rockwool insulation, mechanically fixed with brackets instead of glue.

A general view of the housing towers of the Chalcots Estate in the borough of Camden, north London, Saturday June 24, 2017.

Camden Borough Council says in a statement Saturday that it housed numerous residents at two temporary shelters while many others were provided hotel rooms.

"It was farcical communication". Some residents said they learned about the evacuation on television news hours before officials came knocking on doors.

Leila al-Halabi, who has been volunteering in the area since the fire, claimed "families have been split up into various accommodation away from each other".

Mr Javid explained that the decision to evacuate four towers on the Chalcots Estate in Camden, north London, was taken because a failed cladding test had been "compounded by multiple other fire safety failures".

"The Grenfell fire changes everything", Gould said.

McCormack said the police investigation would look at the entire facade of the building, how the building was constructed and the refurbishment work. Landlords are being asked to check what the cladding on their buildings is made from. "It's all weird having news people outside my house", he said.

Last week, the number of people dead or missing presumed dead rose to 79.

"At least 79 people are dead - it is both a tragedy and an outrage because every single one of those deaths could and should have been avoided", Corbyn said. Hashan said she has been anxious since Grenfell since. "We couldn't pack anything because we didn't know where we are going, but hopefully we will get back", she said as she stood outside Swiss Cottage Library, one of the emergency shelters in the shadow of the blocks. "I fear that there are more".

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