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Grenfell in numbers: The deadliest blaze since WWII


Connor Sephton, news reporter

In the early hours of 14 June 2017, a small kitchen fire in Grenfell Tower turned into the deadliest domestic blaze since the Second World War.

Here are the key numbers surrounding the west London tragedy and its aftermath.

The number of victims killed in the Grenfell Tower fire. Among them are 53 adults, 18 children and a stillborn baby who died on the day of the blaze.

Image: Photos of the Grenfell victims were laid out in Parliament Square before the inquiry began

How long it look for the fire to sweep from the flat where it began to the top of the west London tower block.

Mrs May praised the emergency services who tackled the Grenfell Tower fire
Image: The prime minister has praised the emergency services who tackled the Grenfell Tower fire

The length of time between the fire being reported and the fire brigade abandoning the "stay put" advice given to residents.

Protesters demonstrate outside the first full Kensington council meeting held since the Grenfell Tower fire which claimed at least 80 lives
Image: Protesters demonstrate outside the first council meeting to follow the fire

The number of adults and children who have received mental health treatment in the aftermath of the fire.

People take part in a silent march for Grenfell Tower fire victims in west London
Image: People take part in a silent march for Grenfell Tower fire victims in west London

The number of people that health professionals estimate will experience some kind of mental health difficulty linked to the tragedy.

Grenfell fire aftermath
Image: The community has been demanding answers

The total amount of money spent refurbishing Grenfell Tower – including £3.6m on the block's cladding system, which had been described as more flammable than a "match in petrol" at an inquiry into the blaze.

The tower has been covered in white a year after the fire
Image: The tower has been covered in white

The number of buildings that have had their cladding systems totally replaced in the wake of the fire, according to the housing charity Shelter.

Green lights are illuminating Grenfell Tower
Image: Grenfell Tower has been illuminated in green to commemorate the first anniversary

The number of buildings with similar cladding to Grenfell Tower which are unlikely to meet current building guidance, according to the government.

The train driver held up a green scarf in tribute to the Grenfell anniversary gathering 0:38
Video: Tube driver stops for Grenfell tribute

How much money Kensington and Chelsea Council has spent keeping displaced Grenfell Tower residents in hotel rooms – enough to have built the original block three times over.

The amount spent by the council on securing 307 homes for survivors.

Emanuela Disaro, the mother of Grenfell victim Gloria Trevisan 1:26
Video: Grenfell victim's mum: 'I will meet her again'

The number of households which have moved into temporary accommodation.

The number of households who are still living in emergency accommodation – 42 of them in hotels, 22 in serviced apartments with their own kitchens, and four with family and friends.

Theresa May says she regrets not meeting Grenfell survivors immediately after fire 0:24
Video: May's apology to Grenfell survivors

The number of items that have been retrieved from the tower since the devastating blaze began in the early hours of 14 June 2017.

The number of people charged with fraud offences relating to claims for housing or assistance following the fire.

Firefighters walk away from the burning 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London on June 14, 2017 in London, England. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared the fire a major incident as more than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze while at least six are dead and 20 are in critical care. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Image: Firefighters take a break from fighting the fire in June 2017

The age of the oldest victim.

How many days it took for the tower to be completely covered following the fire.

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