Fire Brigade issues safety advice for tower block residents
The Croydon Council website tonight published this statement from the London Fire Brigade in relation to safety issues around residential tower blocks:
Real heroes: firefighters at Kensington yesterday
“At this stage we do not know yet what caused the fire. We do not know where it started and we do not know why it spread in the way that it did.
“If you live in a high-rise property you are not at more risk of a fire starting. Our advice is that people who live in high-rise properties, purpose-built flats or maisonettes, aside from having a smoke alarm and taking fire safety precautions, is to make sure you know the escape route and what to do if there is a fire inside your home or somewhere else in the building.
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