Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

A London council is evacuating 161 households from tower blocks clad in the same combustible material as Grefell Tower.

The renovations on the Chalcots estate is anticipated to take between three and four weeks, Gould said.

The London Metropolitan Police is considering filing criminal charges against the company, including manslaughter charges.

"Grenfell changes everything", she said, referencing last week's devastating fire at Grenfell Tower.

Britain also ordered an immediate technical examination of the Hotpoint fridge model FF175BP, which had not been subject to any recall to establish whether further action should be taken, but said there was no need for owners to switch off their appliances.

Whirlpool, which owns Hotpoint, said, "We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families".

A total of 14 high rise buildings with cladding in nine council areas have now failed fire safety tests.

Hotpoint said Friday that "words can not express our sorrow at this awful tragedy" and added it was working with authorities to examine the appliance.

Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack told reporters that "we are looking at every criminal offense from manslaughter onwards".

The police report confirms the fire had not been started deliberately and manufacturers of the fridge-freezer which triggered the fire, Hotpoint, have been contacted.

One of those buildings, Durham House - which is made up of one and two bedroom flats - has been found to have similar cladding to that on Grenfell Tower.

McCormack said the police investigation would look at the entire facade of the building, how the building was constructed and the refurbishment work.

McCormack said the police were also considering health and safety breaches against companies, organisations or individuals in relation to the fire, "the worse fire in London since World War II".

Some residents 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.

"What we are being told at the moment by the Building Research Establishment is that the cladding and insulation failed all safety tests".

McCormack says: "What we haven't got is a picture of how many people might have been in there".

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