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London fire: An estimated 600 high-rise buildings in U.K. likely fitted with flammable panels, government says

London fire: An estimated 600 high-rise buildings in U.K. likely fitted with flammable panels, government says

As many as 600 high-rise residential buildings across England use cladding that is similar to the material used on Grenfell Tower, where at least 79 people lost their lives in a fire last week.

The British government said Thursday that authorities were working to carry out safety checks on all apartment blocks to see whether any other residences could be at risk.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she had just been informed that samples taken from three buildings had been found to be combustible” and that more results would be made public within days.

Public and private landlords were being urged to send materials for testing,...

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