May
7

Fire at 19-storey block in London

A fire has broken out on a 19-storey tower block in Poplar, London this morning. It has been reported that parts of the eighth, ninth, and 10th floors are alight and more than 125 firefighters are on the scene. The tower block, called Providence Wharf, is reported to have "Grenfell-style" cladding. An article from January (here) explains how the company that built the block were one of those named as having failed to remove cladding on private developments post-Grenfell. At this stage, the cause of the fire is unknown. Read more here.