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Fires break out in towers in Britain on Grenfell anniversary

IANS  |  London 

Two separate broke out in high-rise residential blocks in and Glasgow, on the first anniversary of the deadly Tower fire.

Eight people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire started in a kitchen in a 14th floor flat at in the Gorbals area of on Thursday morning.

Video from resident showed thick black smoke billowing from a few floors above her flat. A neighbour who was trapped in the flat at the time of the video was later rescued, reported.

Hours earlier, about 180 people fled their homes and nearly 60 firefighters and eight fire engines were sent to tackle the first blaze, which broke out on the 12th floor of the block in Elmira Street, Lewisham, south

A sprinkler system, a safety feature that was not installed at Grenfell, was able to suppress the fire. fire brigade declared the blaze under control.

Video by Cheuk showed the orange glow of flames and black smoke spewing from a flat on the 13th floor.

In the early hours of June 14, 2017, a small kitchen fire in the west London high-rise, known as the Tower, turned into the deadliest domestic blaze since the World War II. A total of 223 people escaped the blaze, and 72 others were killed.



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First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 08:00 IST