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US News First pictures inside gutted flat where Grenfell inferno began as five official reports are released with fire experts saying fridge-freezer might NOT have been to blame for starting blaze

13:26  04 june  2018
13:26  04 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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  Garda probe launched after elderly man dies in Limerick house fire It is suspected that a number of people were in the house at the time of the blazeA spokesperson at Munster Fire Control said it received a 999 alert to go to the house, at Keyes Park, Southill, Limerick city, at 1.38am.

Local media reports the fire began in Mr Kebede’s apartment, sparked by a faulty fridge , but this has not been confirmed. The Sun reports more than 100 residents at Grenfell Tower are feared dead, with the fire chief on Thursday saying it would now be a “miracle” to pull anyone out alive.

A TAXI driver said last night he was “very upset” after claims it was his faulty fridge that sparked the Grenfell Tower inferno . GROUND ZERO: Image shows where the fire started inside Grenfell Tower in London.

This is the kitchen of flat 16, Grenfell Tower, where the fire which claimed 71 lives began last June © Daily Mail This is the kitchen of flat 16, Grenfell Tower, where the fire which claimed 71 lives began last June The gutted interior of the flat where the Grenfell Tower fire started has been pictured for the first time in reports put before the inquiry into the blaze.

Seventy-one people were killed when the fire tore through the housing block in Kensington, west London, on June 14 last year. 

One of a series of expert reports into the disaster today showed images of flat 16, where the fire started around a fridge freezer.

Video: 'Modern-day Moses' sheltered six in top-floor flat in Grenfell Tower (Provided by Press Association)

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The chilling first shots from inside Grenfell Tower. Picture : Declan Wilkes/Twitter Source:Supplied The tower block was gutted in the inferno . Picture : Declan Wilkes/Twitter Source:Supplied A dad who first raised the alarm about the Grenfell Tower inferno has been identified.

In a statement, Metropolitan Police said the images have been taken inside flats where police know that everyone inside has been accounted for. Commander Stuart Cundy said the fire damage witnessed by specialist teams inside Grenfell Tower verged on 'indescribable'.


But the report stopped short of saying a fault with the device was the cause of the blaze, stating only that the 'origin of the fire was in, or around, the tall fridge freezer'. 

a dirty old room: Pictures from today's report show the gutted kitchen of flat 16, from where flames leapt out of the window © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pictures from today's report show the gutted kitchen of flat 16, from where flames leapt out of the window

University of Dundee Professor Niamh Daeid wrote: 'On the basis of the available evidence, it is more likely than not that the area of origin of the fire was in, or around, the tall fridge freezer in the southeast part of the kitchen.

What the papers say – June 5

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The first pictures taken from inside a burnt out Grenfell Tower flat shows the complete devastation that has been left behind. At least 17 people were killed in the west London block after a huge fire ripped through it – trapping many people inside on Wednesday.

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a close up of a device: The plan show the flat. The fire started in the south-east corner, the bottom right of the image © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The plan show the flat. The fire started in the south-east corner, the bottom right of the image

'The cause of the fire remains undetermined although, based on the available information, it is more likely than not to be an accidental cause rather than a deliberate act.

a close up of a dirty ground: The fire started in the kitchen of the two-bedroom flat. The kitchen had sliding doors which opened onto the living room, where one of the flat's occupants lived © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The fire started in the kitchen of the two-bedroom flat. The kitchen had sliding doors which opened onto the living room, where one of the flat's occupants lived 'The originating fire within flat 16 extended out of the kitchen window of the flat and at some point re-entered through the window of the bedroom next to the living room of flat 16 causing futher damage to the flat.' 

Five reports have been made available this morning, with other examining the effectiveness of the fire protection measures within the building. 

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The Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge and insulation and tiles on the block have failed safety tests, Metropolitan Police Detective So far, 79 people are said to have died. Photos take after the blaze showed the devastation caused inside the building, where temperatures reached 1000C.

The Grenfell Tower fire in London started with a faulty fridge it has been confirmed. Picture : AFPSource:AFP. Police Say Faulty Fridge Freezer Started Grenfell Tower Fire and That Cladding Failed Safety Tests.

a dirty old room: Officials said the fire started 'in or around' the fridge-freezer, but could not be sure whether a fault with the device was the cause of the fire © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Officials said the fire started 'in or around' the fridge-freezer, but could not be sure whether a fault with the device was the cause of the fire Making his opening remarks at the Grenfell Inquiry today, Richard Millett QC, counsel to the inquiry, said: 'The fundamental question which lies at the heart of our work is how, in London in 2017, a domestic fire developed so quickly 

and so catastrophically that an entire high rise block was engulfed, and how it was that 71 people lost their lives in a matter of hours, leaving family and friends in shock, grief and bewilderment.'

Fire On Top Floor Of Mumbai High-Rise, Deepika Padukone Among Residents .
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