- Feb 25, 2004
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Sounds like hasty arse covering to me I have to say. The practicalities highlighted in the LFB statement may very well be true but the reality is that Grenfell residents were calling 999 and being told to stay in their flats for hours after the fire had spread. An evacuation attempt would have saved many lives.Just reading the live commentary from The Guardian.
Surprisingly, London Fire Brigade (LFB) has defended its instruction to residents to stay put. The LFB spokesman claimed evacuation was unfeasible due to the tower being built with only one stairwell and no method of communicating instructions to each flat.
I can understand LFB covering their own backsides, but this makes it sound as if towers like Grenfell have been potential deathtraps ever since they were built in the 60s and 70s.