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RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

News reporting fire alarms did not go off...

https://twitter.com/CeyLatte/status/874839953427058689

http://i.imgur.com/4bICDU8.png


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

The roof:

http://i.imgur.com/Pb4S5We.png


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

Other people now noting how in 2016, management had advised people to stay in their apartments in the event of a fire:

https://twitter.com/TCMcrush/status/874830071592341504

http://i.imgur.com/Nnk2UWW.png


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

Another report of 4th floor refrigerator having started fire...

https://twitter.com/W7VOA/status/874830860708704256

http://i.imgur.com/kLb9uK3.png


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

Seeing lots of people tweeting photos of relatives saying they can't get in contact with them...

Dunno if these reports are true though...

Lots of them popping up.


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

Terrible...

http://i.imgur.com/t2L1cwi.png

Nearby buildings all being evacuated.


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

So much smoke can't even see the building anymore...

http://i.imgur.com/esdCkhk.png


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

Now people seem to be speculating that the 2016 renovations set the building up to burn:

https://twitter.com/SophiaLamar1/status/874848287307726851

http://i.imgur.com/WgEqbmi.png


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

Onlookers told by authorities that tenants need to "self-evacuate"...

https://twitter.com/perthnow/status/874847893269643264

http://i.imgur.com/IE1kcWV.png

Seems to suggest they are waiving responsibility of rescue.


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

"Installation of insulated exterior cladding"...

https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/874847809031241729

http://www.kctmo.org.uk/news/312/north-kensington-tower-block-transformed-by-andpound-10m-refurbishment

http://i.imgur.com/dws9gn8.png

Sounds like another way of saying "highly flammable"...

From the complaints concerned tenants were making, it sounds like super flammable outside cladding is the last thing it needed.


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

Video of screams coming from the building...

https://twitter.com/Akashtv1/status/874847665611321345

More than enough to turn the stomach.


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

"Huge sheets of cladding falling off"...

https://twitter.com/RozieBreen/status/874847624003715073

http://i.imgur.com/7oVYC3Z.png

Mmmmhmmm.

So out of all the work the building needed, they decided to slap a bunch of flammable cladding on the outside...

Alrighty then.


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

It took them 30 minutes to respond to the fire and it was already so out of hand at that point they couldn't even attempt to enter.


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

Wow...

Layout of the building:

https://twitter.com/themarkashley/status/874849561977729025

http://i.imgur.com/ZzNGNzY.png

"One set of stairs for 24 stories and 120 apartments".


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-13-2017

Resident says no fire alarms went off and he was only alerted by screams...

https://twitter.com/Tupperwarepanda/status/874851816118398977

http://i.imgur.com/I0HTFyM.png


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-14-2017

When first fire engine arrived, smoke from the second floor was already so bad no one could enter or leave their apartments.


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-14-2017

Updates about Grenfell Tower being censored on Twitter search results, only old posts showing up. Same issue on several search terms.

Very few survivors being reported at this point.

Absolutely horrifying footage of people waving out of windows inside of fire engulfed apartments.


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-14-2017

People are suspicious of the fire considering that high rise fires are pretty rare and it was at a vulnerable time/middle of the night:

https://twitter.com/BasedMonitored/status/874830047273639936

http://i.imgur.com/PsBHsEQ.png


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-14-2017

Witnesses again reportedly saying that early on in the fire on the second floor, people trapped in their apartments claimed that smoke in the hall was too thick to get out.


RE: Massive fire breaks out in 27 story London apartment building... - Mister Obvious - 06-14-2017

So let me get this straight...

They covered the building in highly flammable material...

And their newly revamped fire alarms DIDN'T EVEN GO OFF.

Alrighty then.