Massive Fire At London High-Rise Started In A Refrigerator, Police Say

"We are looking at every health and safety and fire safety offence and we are reviewing every company at the moment involved in the building and refurbishment of Grenfell Tower".

Worldwide desk - Investigators on Friday said the last week's deadly fire at a residential tower in London was caused by a refrigerator, media reports say.

The decision to move residents out of all five towers at Chalcots Estate was made Friday evening.

Further tests are being done on the refrigerator, she said, with the assistance of the manufacturer. So far only nine people have been formally identified and police say the remains of some might never be found, the blaze having been so fierce.

She added: "Together we decided that the Taplow block needs to be temporarily decanted while we undertake urgent fire safety works so that residents can be fully assured of their safety".

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Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) in cladding is thought to have contributed to the rapid spread of fire at Grenfell Tower.

Preliminary tests on the samples of insulation showed it burned soon after the test started, and more quickly than the cladding tiles. They will then be sent to hotels across London. The objective of these tests is to determine the type of material used in the cladding and whether it is flammable.

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.

NHS trusts have been warned to check the cladding on their hospitals following the fire at Grenfell Tower in which at least 79 people are missing presumed dead. "But our forensic search may not be complete until the end of the year".

Hounslow Council said its cladding contained "rockwool", which is a "non-combustible product, unlike the case of the Grenfell Tower".

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In addition to physical forensic evidence, investigators are looking at surveillance camera footage and more than 70 photos and videos.

"I'm at a loss as to why Theresa May has not convened (emergency committee) Cobra today to get emergency arrangements led by central government to support local authorities, to give the residents the necessary reassurance and address this issue". "Some of those calls are over an hour long, and each call tells its own distressing story".

McCormack also repeated calls for anyone with information on who might have been in the tower to come forward.

"It did not feel like a situation yesterday where they were going to be evacuating people but clearly they discovered something".

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