Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

The fire has acted as a focal point for anger at local authority funding cuts and, if more buildings are deemed unsafe, the government faces the task of rehousing people within existing social housing facilities which are stretched.

Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said the buildings would be "temporarily decanted" to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place.

Upon hearing from residents the we immediately instructed a joint fire inspection with the London Fire Brigade.

"We need to do everything we can to keep residents safe".

Nicholas Holgate, chief executive of the Kensington and Chelsea council, had come under intense pressure in the wake of last week's Grenfell Tower blaze.

The overnight fire rapidly engulfed Grenfell Tower, with flames shooting up the outside of the building, raising concerns that the cladding material attached to the concrete block didn't comply with fire-safety rules.

Whirlpool (WHR) said in a statement that 64,000 Hotpoint units carrying the model numbers FF175BP and FF175BG had been manufactured between March 2006 and July 2009, according to CNN.

Police says 79 people are either dead or missing and presumed dead in the blaze, although that number may change.

Investigators will work to examine the construction of the 24-story west London building, including refurbishment and the exterior of the building, as well as the insulation.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has tweeted that her thoughts are with hundreds of public housing residents who are being evacuated because of fire safety concerns.

"The Home Office has assured us that they are not interested in people's immigration status, and we are not interested in looking at that", McCormack said.

Tauranga City Council general manager environmental services Rebecca Perrett said the council was supporting the ministry's efforts.

London firefighters and emergency workers who battled the Grenfell Tower blaze have been leaving messages and tributes to the victims at a makeshift memorial near the charred apartment block.

The panels were apparently produced in different grades making it different to identify precisely which material may have been used in specific cases, she said.

Heartbreaking messages written on red London Fire Brigade T-shirts offer poignant tributes alongside flowers, toys and candles. "We did our best I promise".

"We will identify and investigate any criminal offense and, of course, given the deaths of so many people we are considering manslaughter, as well as criminal offenses and breaches of legislation and regulations", McCormack added.

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