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    Join Date: Nov 2008

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    Default Massive Fire in London

    Last night at one am a fire broke out in a 27 story tower block, it went up very quickly. The footage on TV and reports are horrific.

    Witness are saying that recently applied plastic cladding may have aided the fire to spread rapidly.

    The footage is truly awful to see, and the death toll I hope and pray isn't high but if not it will be a miracle.

    There are people trapped, pray for them, the emergency services, for all involved.
    Regards Neil

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    Horrendous, families were trapped, I fear the worst, this is horrific.
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    Yup, truly dreadful. I hope they can save as many people as possible.

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    I often think the fire brigade need big fire proof inflatables they can deploy rapidly around the building. Then people can jump and live. Or at least some can.
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    This is about ten miles from me. If I was high enough, I'd see the smoke.

    It's very bad. 120 flats in the block and it looks as though only lower floors were evacuated. The casualties will be well in the hundreds.
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    Truly shocking. The speed at which it took hold seems to be as a result of the recent cladding, although it also seems that concerns over fire risks were raised before.
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    I wonder what the occupants of the other four similar adjacent tower blocks are thinking. They will have seen it all happen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I wonder what the occupants of the other four similar adjacent tower blocks are thinking. They will have seen it all happen!
    they wont sleep well anyway. There will need to be an urgent review of the risks of it happening again. Finding the cause is going to be key
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    If anyone is local, please take clothing, food and water to the local church, they are organising a collection.
    Regards Neil

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    A disaster waiting to happen, it would seem. This was written last November:

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