London Tower Block Fire Rises to 17, More Feared Dead

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Exhausted rescuers don't expect to find any more survivors from the London high-rise tower disaster, authorities said Thursday as desperate relatives searched local hospitals and community centers for dozens of missing loved ones. "And he is a professional fire officer", Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told Sky News.

"Camden has an ongoing programme of investment in fire protection and we carry out regular fire risk assessments on all buildings, with specific assessments and support for vulnerable people and families".

In addition, 74 people were injured in the blaze, with 37 hospitalized and 17 of them still in critical condition.

The management company responsible for Grenfell Tower had been slapped with enforcement notices from the fire brigade following a blaze at a neighbouring high rise block, accounts show.

Ms Trevisan reportedly called her mother at 3am, saying a fire had broken out in the building and they were waiting for help.

May said an inquiry, which is an official review of government action, was needed to ensure "this bad tragedy is properly investigated".

A 40 metre aerial appliance was brought in from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to help with this.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver offered victims free meals at his upmarket restaurant around the corner from the tragedy in North Kensington.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

"I want to reassure the residents of Grenfell Tower - all of whom are in our thoughts and prayers - that the Government will make every effort to make sure that they are rehoused in London and as close as possible to home".

Sniffer dogs will now be sent in to search for evidence and identification of people still inside.

More than 200 firefighters worked through the night.

She added on Twitter: "Shocked and devastated to hear this awful news". Fire swept through a high-rise apartment building in west London early W.

Flames were extinguished early Thursday, some 24 hours after the blaze began, but later reignited.

George Clarke, the presenter of "Amazing Spaces", told Radio 5 Live he was covered in ash even though he was 100 meters (yards) from the scene.

"It was fully on fire". "So of course we hope and pray that she is amongst them and not perished in that building as I suspect hundreds will have done at the end of this count".

Construction for the building was completed in 1974 and it underwent a renovation that was completed in May 2016. She and her family had fled Kosovo as refugees and lived in a flat nearby. The presence of only one stairwell further hindered evacuation. There were worries about exposed gas pipes in recent weeks, and also concerns about rubbish posing a fire risk and the placement of boilers and heaters.

Explaining the nature of the investigation, Ms Cotton said: "This is a large building, there will be a large amount of building work required internally".

But a line stating the project had met all "fire regulation and health and safety standards", which was included in an earlier release, had disappeared.

Around 600 people were reported to have been inside the building's 120 flats, many of whom were asleep when the blaze ripped through the tower.

"A (fire) doesn't travel up concrete, does it, so it's got to have traveled up something and the cladding was there so prima facie, the cladding has been the cause of the fire spreading up the external parts of the building", fire safety expert Graham Fieldhouse told Australia's ABC Radio.

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