A fire broke out on the 12th floor of Grafton House, in Mile End, Tower Hamlets at approximately 12.30 today (29 June 2018). The fire was effectively contained and extinguished by the London Fire Brigade (LFB). No residents were injured during the incident.
Grafton House is a 21 storey Tower Block, with 130 homes, built in 1970. It was fully refurbished by EastendHomes approximately ten years ago. This included a rendered cladding refit.
The London Fire Brigade have reported that the fire started in the kitchen, there is extensive damage in the flat where the fire occurred. LFB are satisfied the fire doors did their job effectively in containing the fire and were happy with the established fire procedures. The fire did not move beyond the flat where it started.
London Fire Brigade have confirmed that residents can begin returning to their homes at Grafton House. A number of residents are currently being looked after at the Community Centre on the estate by EastendHomes staff, pending their return to their homes.
We would like to thank the London Fire Brigade for their speed in resolving this issue and will continue to work in partnership with them over their full fire assessment of Grafton House.