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Nine more tower blocks in Tower Hamlets named as a fire risk

PUBLISHED: 16:13 29 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:38 29 June 2017

Cranbrook Estate in Bethnal Green. Picture: GOOGLE

Cranbrook Estate in Bethnal Green. Picture: GOOGLE

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Nine more tower blocks in Tower Hamlets have been named as being in "substantial risk of fire".

Six blocks on the Cranbrook Estate are a fire safety risk. Picture: GOOGLESix blocks on the Cranbrook Estate are a fire safety risk. Picture: GOOGLE

Six are said to be on the Cranbrook Estate in Bethnal Green which was built in 1963.

The list follows revelations last week that round-the-clock fire patrols had been introduced at Denning Point tower block in Whitechapel following the Grenfell Tower fire in Ladbroke Grove.

The death toll from the blaze is currently at 80.

Denning Point, which is a 23-storey building in Commercial Street, is owned by the council’s East End Homes and had been found to have cladding with panels of aluminium composite material that “does not fully comply with the requirements of the testing regime”.

The Cranbrook Estate, according to the BBC, has been added to the list.

It names Alzette House, Modling House, Offenbach House, Puteaux House, St Giles’ House and Velletri House as being assessed to be “at substantial risk of fire”, although it’s not thought they have cladding like Denning Point.

It also adds three more towers elsewhere in the borough: Brewster House, Brodick House and Modling House.

Work on tower blocks are set to take place in the next 10 days which were agreed with the Fire Brigade after joint inspections took place, according to the council.

Further fire safety advice has been given to families “to prevent a fire in the home” and reassurance has been given that they “are safe to remain in their homes”.

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