5 London tower blocks evacuated, over 1,000 moved after Grenfell disaster

FIVE London tower blocks containing 800 homes were being immediately evacuated Friday due to fire safety concerns over their external cladding following the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno, marking one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in Britain’s history.

The move comes as residents of thousands of tower blocks around Britain expressed concern about safety after commonly used building materials were blamed for rapidly spreading the blaze at Grenfell Tower.

Camden Council in north London, which announced the evacuation Friday night, was the first local government to take the dramatic step of emptying its buildings so safety upgrades could be made…

Source: London fire: Five London tower blocks evacuated after Grenfell disaster | Perth Now