"Matter of urgency" on post-Grenfell fire risks
Matt Dunham / AP
Testing on samples of tower block material following the deadly Grenfell Tower fire has produced uniformly dismal results, said U.K. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid per the AP:
- "Britain's government is urging local officials across the country to submit samples of tower block cladding 'as a matter of urgency' after tests found that all cladding samples so far have failed fire safety tests.
- "Javid said all 34 samples tested didn't meet fire safety standards. ... Officials at Camden Council in north London have evacuated hundreds of apartments in four tower blocks as a precaution..."