A Refrigerator Started The London Fire That Killed 79

Celebrated artist Khadija Saje has been named by police as being among the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze after the official death toll rose to 79 this morning

Ms Gould told Sky that council officials and firefighters had been examining the Chalcots buildings on Friday, and the decision to evacuate was made at around 6.30pm.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council, said: 'Camden Council is absolutely determined to ensure that our residents are safe and we have promised them that we will work with them, continue to act swiftly and be open and transparent.

A spokesman for the firm said: "In view of the focus on rainscreen cladding systems and the insulation forming part of them, Celotex believes that the right thing to do is to stop the supply of Celotex RS5000 for rainscreen cladding systems in buildings over 18 metres tall with immediate effect, including in respect of ongoing projects, pending further clarity".

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".

"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.

London Police say manslaughter charges are among moves being considered over the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 79 people.

Authorities now acknowledge the risks posed by exterior cladding to thousands of people around the country who live in blocks like Grenfell Tower.

"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", McCormack said.

One tribute, from a firefighter from a station in the Kensington and Chelsea borough read: "20th floor, we tried. we're sorry". One man in a suit said to me "you can't stay here tonight".

'In addition, we will visit all premises identified to check the fire safety of the building and make sure that in the event of a fire, firefighting facilities are all in place.

"It's obviously a tragedy and scandal in west London at the Grenfell Tower but it's now emerging as a picture of a national scandal". Samples from 14 buildings in London, Manchester and Plymouth have already been found to be combustible.

Hospital buildings are being subjected to urgent fire safety tests over fears some may be covered in flammable cladding, it emerged last night.

About 600 high-rise buildings across England are being urgently tested to see if their cladding is combustible, a BBC report said.