Officials Investigate Fire That Killed 6

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LONDON (AP) - Investigators are trying to figure out what ignited a fire at a London high-rise that left six people dead.

The dead include at least two young children. Police say the fire started on the ninth floor of the 12-story building. The victims were all on the 11th floor.

Police are treating the building as a crime scene and the fire as suspicious because they don't yet know the cause. London's mayor
says officials want to know whether arson was involved and whether
there were "design failures in the block of flats."

Some complained the layout of the recently refurbished building was dangerous because it had just one single central staircase.
A local official says it will be days or weeks before displaced residents can return.


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