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I am concerned about all the other apartment blocks, some even taller than Grenfell Tower. It is a tragic way to get building systems changed, but change they will have to.
I would be glad to go over there and inspect the fire doors, as long as they buy the product from me.
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I would be glad to go over there and inspect the fire doors, as long as they buy the product from me.
Perhaps offer your service for free, or advice for free. Speculate to accumulate.
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Perhaps offer your service for free, or advice for free. Speculate to accumulate.
FREE????? Are you nuts? I'm trying to retire in the next 4 years. Maybe after I retire I can start a non-profit fire door inspection foundation.
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FREE????? Are you nuts? I'm trying to retire in the next 4 years. Maybe after I retire I can start a non-profit fire door inspection foundation.
Yes, maybe!
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My heart goes out to the UK, they've had more than their fair share in the last month.
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London fire: 6 confirmed dead after Grenfell Tower blaze | Daily Mail Online

Six confirmed dead and death toll will rise after huge inferno broke out at a residential tower block in London

Dozens including children and elderly still missing after fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in White City at 1am

Many residents believed to still be trapped inside the 27-storey building as it teeters on the brink of collapse

Residents were seen throwing themselves and their children out of windows to avoid being burned to death

More than 600 residents desperately tried to escape the flames as the fire broke out in the middle of the night

Surivors claimed there was no working fire alarm, sprinklers failed and the only staircase out was blocked

The London Ambulance Service said 50 people have been rushed to five different hospitals around the capital

Grenfell's residents warned landlord KCTMO about 'appalling' fire safety and say refurb contributed to blaze



Prays going out to the victims and all the families affected by this.
Never saw a building go up that fast. Not even the WTC doused with jet fuel went up like that building did. Clearly fireproofing wasn't a consideration in that building. My sympathies to the families. I have an awful feeling that the death toll isn't even close to where it will be in a few days. Too sad.
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Never saw a building go up that fast. Not even the WTC doused with jet fuel went up like that building did. Clearly fireproofing wasn't a consideration in that building. My sympathies to the families. I have an awful feeling that the death toll isn't even close to where it will be in a few days. Too sad.
You can blame the moron environmentalists for the London Fire

Grenfell Tower inferno a 'disaster waiting to happen' as concerns are raised for safety of other buildings

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Grenfell Tower in Notting Hill was engulfed

By Hayley Dixon Steven Swinford, deputy political editor Sarah Knapton Robert Mendick, chief reporter

14 JUNE 2017 9:30PM

An inferno which engulfed a tower block, killing at least 12 in what could become one of the biggest fire tragedies in British history, was a "disaster waiting to happen", experts have said.

Fears were raised that green energy concerns were prioritized ahead of safety as it emerged that cladding used to make the building more sustainable could have accelerated the fire.


On Wednesday night, police confirmed 12 people had died following the blaze at Grenfell House in Kensington, west London, but they expected the death toll to rise.

Hundreds of the roughly 500 residents in the block were unaccounted for. Some estimated that the death toll could rise above 100.

A total of 74 people were being treated in hospitals, with 20 of them in a critical condition after the fire, thought to have been sparked by a faulty refrigerator, started just after 1am on Wednesday and quickly spreading up the building.

There were fears children were among the dead as survivors told how they saw babies being thrown from windows in the hope that they could survive.

Residents knotted sheets together to make ropes in attempts to escape. Some tried to manufacture makeshift parachutes from bin bags and bedding and leap out of windows.


Many of those that survived only did so by ignoring official advice to stay in their rooms and close their front doors until the fire was over.

Mickey Paramasivan, 37, said: "There were explosions everywhere you looked, lots of bangs, blue gas coming out everywhere you looked.


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Many of those that survived only did so by ignoring official advice to stay in their rooms and close their front doors until the fire was over.
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In a high rise, staying locked up in your room gives you at most a 50-50 chance of surviving. I'm taking a chance hauling my ass out.
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Many of those that survived only did so by ignoring official advice to stay in their rooms and close their front doors until the fire was over.
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In a high rise, staying locked up in your room gives you at most a 50-50 chance of surviving. I'm taking a chance hauling my ass out.
I remember they told people in the WTC to stay in their offices also.

I'm with you Manitou, I'd be outta there. But I would never work in a high rise.
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