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    Grenfell tower

    200+ flats on fire, no tenants residing there have escaped. The whole building is lit up, with flames visible from bottom to top. It happened at around 1am. Within 10 minutes, the whole building was alight. A huge column of smoke trailing Westward over White City just North of Shepherds Bush, East of Latimer Road about a mile or two away from where the fire is. Extraordinary heat from the fire has been spoken of. even from 500 metres from it. 200 firemen at the scene. On radio, people reporting hearing shouts for help coming from the site.

    Apparently the block was refurbished by the local borough council about 1 year ago, and it was possibly recladded in polystyrene??????.

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    Published on Jun 14, 2017
    An inferno has raged overnight in London tower block Grenfell Tower with 50 people taken to hospital & as of yet no number put on the casualties.""

    Residents were advised to stay put inside their homes.

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    i can see the smoke from my place in Waterloo London

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    Couple of things do not make sense, very fast, like many start points and not just one plus not hearing so much about this news wise ( am in NZ ), terrorist tag at all so far ?.

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    Well, most of the residents are/were Muslims. There are up-to-date 17 deaths, more than 70 hospitalised, but there were around 600 people living there. The fire is still not yet completely under control, 200 firefighters on the scene. Cladding took the fire to other levels and went through internal corridors within 10 minutes, and acrid smoke travelled several miles westward. Residents who escaped talk about previously complaining to the local Brough Council about safety issues, which were ignored. Source has not yet been located (or admitted to), although a resident living next door on the 4th floor talks about a domestic appliance exploding in the flat next to her, which makes me wonder how an internal explosion could cause an external fire with such ferocity. Firefighters say it will take about a week before they can trawl flats on each of the 27 floors and make their analysis.

    The firefighters are using drones to survey the damage.

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    2009 - Lakanal House tower block catches fire killing 6 people. The local authority is prosecuted for lapses in fire safety. A review is promised by the Labour government after pressure from the Fire Protection Association (FPA).

    2010 - Building Regulations Act is published, including provisions for fire safety. Conservatives win election, a review is promised by the new government after more pressure from the FPA and warnings that the BR act does not go far enough.


    2013 - Boris Johnson overrules the ruling body of the London Fire Brigade and uses legal action to inflict £29m in cuts. Closing 10 fire stations, cutting firefighters by 552, losing 14 fire engines and cutting minimum staffing levels from 5 to 4. By the time he steps down as Mayor of London he inflicts a further £100m in cuts to £130m total and the loss of 7000 firefighters. Fire prevention measures carried out by the service drop by over 25%. When challenged by a committee on fire safety on how cutting the fire service would not increase deaths, Boris replies "get stuffed".


    2013 - All Party Parliamentary Group on Fire Safety and Rescue produces a report strongly recommending installation of fire suppression systems and sprinklers in 4000 tower blocks throughout Britain. The Grenfell residents action group publishes a report warning that their landlord is putting their safety at risk by restricting the access ways to their car park. They are ignored by their landlord.


    2013 - 2016 Conservative housing ministers sit on All Party report without action, promising they are "looking at it", including housing minister Gavin Barwell.


    2016 - Conservatives vote against a Labour motion to make sure all landlords and housing associations ensure residences are fit for human occupation, including provisions for fire safety. The motion is denied by 312 votes to 219. 72 of the MP's voting against are landlords. The Grenfell residents action group publish a report warning people will die in a fire before the landlord takes notice of their poor fire safety provisions. They are ignored by their landlord.


    2017 - Ex housing minister Gavin Barwell becomes Prime Minister Theresa May's chief of staff. He never actions the All Party Parliamentary report recommendations. Grenfell Tower is reduced to rubble with the deaths of at least 17 residents as a fire spreads through the building in 4 minutes. It has no fire suppression system or sprinklers. The stairwell is not adequate for a full building evacuation. The emergency lighting is missing from half of the floors. The fire service struggle to reach the building due to previous car park modifications causing access issues as warned by the resident action group in 2013.

    The death toll could rise to over a 100."

    This was posted by a friend, Wayne Vias, on FB

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    LONDON TOWER BLOCK FIRE : SINISTER CONNECTIONS EXPLORE


    Published on Jun 17, 2017 by Annie Logical
    This video has been created as a tribute to the many people who lost lives at the Grenfell Tower fire, we know that the numbers quoted today (30) are false. So, why that number? And why does the event have so many uncanny connections to a significant day? Here is a petition for a public enquiry, not, a Govt cover up! https://www.change.org/p/this-governm..."

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    "Streamed live on Jun 16, 2017 by Erick M
    icitizen.News"

    Hear a firefighter's description of what it was like at the scene from around 3.04mins.

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    "Published on Jun 17, 2017 by I Am Incorrigible
    BBC News at Six, Channel 4 News, ITV News at Ten & Newsnight 15 June 2017"

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    "Published on Jun 18, 2017 by I Am Incorrigible
    BBC News at Six, Channel 4 News, Newsnight 16 June 2017"

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