The Grenfell Fire, 5 Years Later: What Happened, and What Has Changed

LONDON — Five years ago, a fire in a tower block in West London killed 72 people, shattered a community, unsettled a country and exposed harsh inequalities in one of London’s richest neighborhoods. It also set off a broad reckoning into British fire regulations and building safety.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on June 14, 2017, a resident on the fourth floor woke up his neighbor to tell him that his fridge had blown up. The fire in the kitchen quickly spread to flammable cladding covering the…

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