As Grenfell Tower in west London continues to burn, a series of blog posts alleging landlord inaction to serious fire hazards in the building has resurfaced.
The post states the group’s opinion that “the [Kensington And Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation] narrowly averted a major fire disaster at Grenfell Tower in 2013 when residents experienced a period of terrifying power surges that were subsequently found to have been caused by faulty wiring.”
Other blog posts allege that an excess of hard rubbish at the building’s entrance, faulty emergency lighting systems, and vehicles parked in emergency access areas have increased the risk of fire at varying times.
The cause of today’s fire is not yet clear, and there is no suggestion the actions of KCTMO were involved in the blaze.
At the scene of the fire, eyewitnesses have reported hearing people trapped in the building calling for help as the blaze engulfed the entirety of the 27-storey building.
A number of people are being treated for a variety of injuries as a result of the blaze, but it’s not known how many people may still be inside the building.
— AssedBaig (@AssedBaig) June 14, 2017