>> Given just hours to pack their bags and leave their homes, 800 families evacuated from these North London tower blocks on Friday night. After it was revealed the estate's external cladding is similar to Grenfell Tower in West London. The 24-story building where at least 79 people lost their lives in a ferocious blaze last week.
Firefighters who checked over these towers telling Camden Council they couldn't guarantee the safety of residents.>> And so I've made the really, really difficult decision to move the people living there into temporary accommodation, while we do the urgent works to guarantee safety. I know it's difficult, but Grenfell changes everything.
And I just don't believe we can take any risks with our residents' safety, and I have to put them first.>> Workmen have already begun removing the external cladding panels from five towers on Chalcots Estate. Nearly 4,000 people needing to move into temporary housing, a decision not all residents are happy with.
>> I intend staying put, I intend going back in there tonight, I think it's a knee-jerk reaction by the council. They had to be seen to be doing something, but this is just creating chaos and pandemonium. We've all been happy living there for years.>> It comes as the government urgently conducts safety checks on an estimated 600 high rise buildings in England.
With problems so far identified in 14 around the country. And while police confirmed on Friday, the Grenfell fire started in a fridge freezer manufactured by Hotpoint. The speed at which the blaze engulfed the tower has raised questions about the external cladding on the block. With police stating the insulation and aluminum tiles didn't pass any of the safety tests.
Forming path of what is now a manslaughter investigation.