London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

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Some 800 households in the Camden area of London will be moved to temporary housing.

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.

She said: "They've had the fire brigade here all day, Camden Council, police.why have they left it til 8.30 at night to start get residents out".

The council had already announced it would immediately begin preparing to remove cladding from five towers on the estate discovered in checks following the fire in north Kensington which killed at least 79 people.

She said that the fire management systems in council facilities "fully" complied with building regulations and were "regularly tested to ensure effectiveness".

"This means that we need to move residents from their homes and into temporary accommodation".

Another firefighter wrote "Our hearts go out to everyone touched by this tragedy".

Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack told reporters that "we are looking at every criminal offense from manslaughter onwards". "We are looking at all health and safety and fire safety offenses, and we are reviewing every company at the moment involved in the building and refurbishment of Grenfell Tower".

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Edward Strange said: "We've had two fires here since the cladding was put on and both fires didn't spread so I don't see what the problem is".

A Hotpoint FF175BP model was found to have been the fridge-freezer at the centre of the tragedy and followed witness reports from June 14 that one resident claimed his appliance was responsible.

One shirt bearing the London Ambulance Service logo said: "We refuse to forget you".

A recall of Hotpoint fridge-freezer model numbers FF175BP or FF175BG has been issued while further tests are carried out, while a company spokesman said: "Words can not express our sorrow at this awful tragedy". The call comes after London Mayor Sadiq Khan's pledge to seek an amnesty for people who may have been living in the tower illegally.

Teacher Kim Price, who lives in Blashford Tower with her 14-year-old son, said: "I really don't know what to do, I'm so scared right now".

British police investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London in which 79 people are believed to have died say the blaze started in a fridge freezer. She added that equivalent aluminum composite tiles used as cladding in a recent refurbishment of the building had failed initial safety tests.

Towers in Camden, Manchester, Hounslow and Plymouth are among the at-risk buildings, the Department for Communities and Local Government confirmed. Early tests of materials used on the building's exterior returned alarming results, she said.