Fire in London – level 2

19-06-2017 15:00

On Wednesday early morning, a fire started in an apartment tower in west London. The whole 24-storey building was on fire in just two hours.

Forty fire engines and 200 firefighters came to put out the fire and save the people inside. About 50 people went to hospitals across London, and at least six people died.

People built the tower in 1974, and spent millions of pounds recently on refurbishments. However, before the fire, some people said that they were worried about the fire safety. The cause of the fire and the stability of the building is being investigated.

On Friday 16th, protesters entered Kensington Town Hall and chanted ‘murderers’. There was also a protest in London. People wanted justice for the victims of the fire.

Difficult words: storey (a floor), refurbishment (making something old be new), chant (repeat rhythmically), justice (what is fair – to catch the people who started the fire).

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