Support offered following fatal fire

Hounslow Council officers are assisting police and fire emergency services following the death of a resident at Brentford Towers estate

Published: Thursday, 27th October 2016

Hounslow Council officers are assisting police and fire emergency services following the death of a resident at Brentford Towers estate, in Green Dragon Lane.

Surapol Tassadetan, 72, a council tenant, died following a fire at his flat on Wednesday evening [26 October].

Police and the London Fire Brigade confirmed that the fire had been contained to just the one flat and had not spread to any other dwellings but the area around the flat remains cordoned off while investigations continue.

Other residents who left the building on the evening of the fire have since been allowed to return home, with the exception of those living on the 20th floor where the flat affected by the fire was situated.

Council officers are continuing to offer support to all those residents.

Councillor Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Housing, Hounslow Council, said: “We were extremely saddened to hear of the death of Mr Tassadetan. We send our sincere condolences to Mr Tassadetan’s family and friends.

“Officers from our housing service team have been on site constantly at Brentford Towers estate working closely with the emergency services to assist them and also provide facilities for all residents on the estate during the evacuation, including hotel accommodation for the resident who lived nearest to the flat.

“The police and London Fire Brigade are continuing to carry out investigations as to the cause of the fire and our officers will also assist further to ensure that the needs of both the emergency services and all residents on the estate are fully met and that we will continue to provide what help is needed at this time.”

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