The Grenfell Tower fire - five years on with Dave Pamah

Early on the morning of June 14th 2017, a small fire broke out in the kitchen of a flat on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower, a residential tower block in west London. By the time firefighters arrived the flames had spread outside the building, licking their way 20 storeys higher along highly combustible weatherproof cladding. Soon, the tower was an inferno. Seventy-two people died and hundreds were made homeless in the deadliest residential fire in Britain since the second world war.

Five years on, much remains unresolved. Grenfell’s burned-out shell still stands in Kensington, wrapped in protective plastic sheeting. Agreement on how to commemorate the site is elusive. A criminal investigation by London’s Metropolitan Police is still going on, as is an independent public inquiry.

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