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Grenfell Tower blaze started in fridge freezer

Grenfell Tower blaze started in fridge freezer”

Hotpoint said 64,000 units of the same model were made between 2006 and 2009, when they were discontinued, adding that the number in circulation would be lower given the time period involved.

Some locals believe the official number of those dead or missing presumed dead is lower than the true figure, and McCormack acknowledged they might not know everyone who was in the building as some people might fear coming forward because they were in the country illegally.

"We want to identify all those who died as result of the fire at Grenfell Tower, and that is where I need the public's help", she added.

She reassured people their immigration status would not be investigated. The cladding is being studied amid fears that the panels fueled the fire in the 24-story building that was engulfed in less than an hour.

"We have also listened to over 600 emergency 999 calls made to the fire brigade, ambulance service and police to understand the events of that night", McCormack said.

McCormack said every complete body had been removed from the building, which she described as a "very, very distressing scene". "The initial tests on equivalent aluminium composite tiles failed", she said.

On Wednesday, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, revealed that at least 11 other towers throughout England had been clad in combustible material similar to that installed at Grenfell Tower, the ABC reported. "We are reviewing every company involved in the building and refurbishment".

Metropolitan Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint FF175BP model had not been subject to any product recall. Police are talking to the manufacturers.

Residents leave the Taplow tower block on the Chalcots Estate in Camden London as the building is evacuated in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire to allow

"We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved-ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families", Whirlpool said in a statement.

The government specifically wanted to find out if any high-rises are covered in the type of cladding used on Grenfell Tower.

Buildings in London, Manchester and Plymouth are among those where problem cladding has been identified.

Concerns also extend beyond social housing, with Premier Inn looking into the cladding on several of its hotels. So far, 164 properties have been found to house displaced residents and are now undergoing inspection, she added.

THE GRENFELL TOWER fire was started by a faulty fridge-freezer before it spread to the building's combustible cladding, investigators said.

These include round-the-clock fire patrols on estate corridors and additional fire safety checks, it said. "So we're scared, we're genuinely scared (for) our lives".

May this week apologized over the inadequate response to victims and survivors after the fire.

"They will be rehoused if they need to be and landlords will be asked to provide alternative accommodation where that's possible", the spokesperson said. More than £10 million has been raised already.



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