Following a fire in a block of flats on the Grahame Park estate on Tuesday 3rd April residents from the 18 occupied flats affected have been re-housed.
Barnet Council and Barnet Homes have praised the quick reactions and hard work of staff and emergency services in the evacuation of the block.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called to the Grahame Park Estate at 9.35pm where a fire had broken out on the first floor of the two-storey block.
The 18 occupied flats were evacuated by LFB and Barnet Homes staff in attendance worked with the affected residents to find emergency accommodation overnight.
Barnet Homes has since temporarily re-housed all affected households in need of accommodation and continue to work with them to ensure they are provided with suitable housing for the period the block is uninhabitable. Barnet Homes has provided financial assistance and essential items to residents where necessary.
Police cordoned off the block for their investigations; however an official cause is yet to be determined. Barnet Homes is working closely with Police on their investigation.
Barnet Council and Barnet Homes would like to thank the LFB and Police for their support and hard work in keeping Barnet residents safe.
Barnet Homes Chief Executive Tim Mulvenna says, “The safety of our residents is our top priority, and it’s thanks to the hard work of emergency services and our housing teams that everyone was evacuated safely and are now re-housed”.
Barnet Council’s Chief Executive John Hooton says, “I am grateful to the emergency services and Barnet Homes for their efforts in ensuring the safety of our residents”.