Grenfell Tower News

Report Says London High Rise Residents Were Wrongly Told to Stay Inside

Residents of London’s Grenfell Tower high-rise were wrongly told to stay in their apartments as fire raged through the building, aided by flammable external cladding that didn’t meet safety standards, an expert report said Monday. Fire-safety engineer Barbara Lane said …

After London Tower Fire, Group Creates Risk Assessment Tool

Six months after flames engulfed a London high-rise and sparked concerns about similarly-clad buildings around the world, a U.S.-based fire prevention group has developed a tool aimed at making buildings safer. The National Association of State Fire Marshals’ research foundation …

UK Police Consider Corporate Manslaughter Charges in High Rise Fire

British police said Thursday they have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London. The Metropolitan Police force said it has officially informed the Royal Borough of Kensington and …