London fire began in faulty fridge

Last week, several residents of the estate told BBC London they were concerned about the cladding on the side of their buildings.

"We now have expert evidence that the fire was not started deliberately", McCormack told reporters in London.

Some 800 households will be evacuated Friday night in the Camden area of London, according to Councillor Georgia Gould, leader of Camden Council.

The renovations on the Chalcots estate is anticipated to take between three and four weeks, Gould said.

Global desk - Investigators on Friday said the last week's deadly fire at a residential tower in London was caused by a refrigerator, media reports say.

She added: "Together we decided that the Taplow block needs to be temporarily decanted while we undertake urgent fire safety works so that residents can be fully assured of their safety".

Britain ordered an immediate technical examination of the Hotpoint fridge model, manufactured between 2006 and 2009, to establish whether further action needed to be taken, but said there was no need for owners to switch off their appliances.

"We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved-ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families", Whirlpool said in a statement.

Sky News Correspondent Paul Kelso said the insulation underneath the cladding was not the same as that used in Grenfell, which burned.

Investigators have now said that cladding and insulation that was attached to the outside of the building had failed subsequent safety tests and cops were now looking at possible manslaughter charges.

McCormack said the police investigation would look at the entire facade of the building, how the building was constructed and the refurbishment work.

McCormack also repeated calls for anyone with information about the fire and all those in the tower at the time to come forward as police continue to comb through the devastated building to try to identify all the victims.

McCormack said she feared more people could have been killed in the fire amid concerns some of the people living there had been in the country illegally. Samples from 14 buildings in London, Manchester and Plymouth have already been found to be combustible.

McCormack said the police were also considering health and safety breaches against companies, organisations or individuals in relation to the fire, "the worse fire in London since World War II".