Residents of Grenfell Tower, which was engulfed in flames this morning, made a chillingly accurate complaint approximately fire safety in the building just a few months ago.
A group called the Grenfell Action Group repeatedly criticised the company that manages the tower block, Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO), on it’s fire saftery record in a series of blog posts.
The group made frequent complaints approximately nonsense blocking exits and in November final year one member wrote that it would consume a ‘catastrophic event’ to expose the issues residents had.
— ㅤㅤ (@___Wazza) June 14, 2017
It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO, and bring an conclude to the unsafe living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation that they inflict upon their tenants and leaseholders.
The Grenfell Action Group believe that the KCTMO narrowly averted a major fire catastrophe at Grenfell Tower in 2013 when residents experienced a period of terrifying power surges that were subsequently found to maintain been caused by faulty wiring.
We maintain blogged many times on the subject of fire safety at Grenfell Tower and we believe that these investigations will become fraction of damning evidence of the poor safety record of the KCTMO should a fire affect any other of their properties and cause the loss of life that we are predicting.
— IsangoStar (@isangostar) June 14, 2017
The Grenfell Action Group posted this morning that every of their warnings had fallen on deaf ears and that they’d predicted a catastrophe like this was inevitable.
200 firefighters and 40 fireengines were dispatched to Grenfell Tower in North Kensington early this morning to tackle the blaze.
"So heartbreaking. We can still see residents coming to their windows."
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) June 14, 2017
Unfortunately both police and the London fire commissioner maintain both confirmed that there maintain been a number of fatalities although they could not confirm exact numbers due to the complexity of the building.
Thirty people maintain already been taken to five hospitals across the city.