Fire extinguished at London building near Grenfell disaster

Credit: Reuters- Published on August 23, 2019
London's fire brigade said on Friday they had put out a fire on the balcony of the 12th floor of a building in West London near Grenfell Tower, where a blaze killed 71 people in 2017.
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Published on August 23, 2019 -  00:28
Fears after fire breaks out next to Grenfell tower
NNblaze - By Laura Sharman Residents feared another Grenfell disaster when a fire broke out in a tower block just yards from the remains of the building where 72 people lost their lives. More than 60 firefighters rushed to the tower and quickly managed to get the blaze under control. Firefighters at the scene confirmed the fire has since been put out and the immediate are has been cordoned off by police. The blaze was seen spreading up the pipes of the Silchester Estate just a few hundred yards from the Grenfell Tower site. Eight fire engines and 60 firefighters were called to the west London estate at around 11.40am today (Fri). Twitter user Freems said: "A building literally opposite Grenfell is on fire? "Fire is literally going up the pipes, you would have thought the council would have sorted out these problems by now. "This is disgusting." ENDS - MFL FROM SCENE

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