Balcony fire at Oslo Towers under investigation

Daily Echo: Oslo Towers in Weston, Southampton. Oslo Towers in Weston, Southampton.

AN investigation is underway after the balcony of a flat at a Southampton high-rise caught fire this afternoon.

Firefighters were on the scene within minutes after smoke was seen coming from a fourth-floor flat at Oslo Towers, in International Way, Weston at about 1.25pm.

They quickly brought the fire under control and prevented it from spreading inside the building. There were no people inside the flat.

The cause of the blaze is now under investigation by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Hampshire Constabulary.

Five fire engines from Hightown, St Mary’s and Hamble stations were sent to Oslo Tower, along with a special equipment unit and the aerial ladder platform.

Firefighters offered reassurance to concerned residents of the block.

A spokesman said no evacuation was undertaken as the building is subject to a “stay put” policy, which encourages residents to remain inside their flat if a fire breaks out elsewhere in the block.

Station manager Nigel Cooper said: “The residents remained calm and we were able to work efficiently with our partners from the police and ambulance service to ensure a safe outcome.”

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6:17pm Sat 4 Aug 12

IronLady2010 says...

Those cheap fat fryers often break down, the thermostat fails. Glad everyone is ok.
Those cheap fat fryers often break down, the thermostat fails. Glad everyone is ok. IronLady2010
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6:50pm Sat 4 Aug 12

Condor Man says...

like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?
like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants? Condor Man
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7:12pm Sat 4 Aug 12

On the inside says...

Condor Man wrote:
like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?
No it is more likley that it was set on purpose by the local Labour Councillors to use up public services and force a revolution so we will all be forced to embrace the communist yoke.

T**T.

You have no more ideal what caused it than I do so don't use it to bismirch council tenants who you clearly dispise.
[quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?[/p][/quote]No it is more likley that it was set on purpose by the local Labour Councillors to use up public services and force a revolution so we will all be forced to embrace the communist yoke. T**T. You have no more ideal what caused it than I do so don't use it to bismirch council tenants who you clearly dispise. On the inside
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7:52pm Sat 4 Aug 12

chunky_lover says...

What a waste of taxpayers money. (i.e. not their money as most of the residents look unemployable.)
What a waste of taxpayers money. (i.e. not their money as most of the residents look unemployable.) chunky_lover
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8:18pm Sat 4 Aug 12

Dragonqueen says...

Did wonder what all the notice was about today
But after Shirley towers glad everyone was ok
Did wonder what all the notice was about today But after Shirley towers glad everyone was ok Dragonqueen
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8:27pm Sat 4 Aug 12

DMDRED says...

Such a shame that people feel they need to voice their assumptions so publicly. I know many hard working people who live in these tower blocks. The fire as stated started on the balcony of one of the flats and tenants do not currently have access to their balconies because of the building work being undertaken hence the investigation. As I type I can see builders whom have been called back to clear the equipment that has been carelessly left on people's balconies. I am pleased that no one was hurt!
Such a shame that people feel they need to voice their assumptions so publicly. I know many hard working people who live in these tower blocks. The fire as stated started on the balcony of one of the flats and tenants do not currently have access to their balconies because of the building work being undertaken hence the investigation. As I type I can see builders whom have been called back to clear the equipment that has been carelessly left on people's balconies. I am pleased that no one was hurt! DMDRED
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8:37pm Sat 4 Aug 12

Kayleigh-88 says...

I think some people new to take a second to stop and think about what they say my brother and sister in law live in the affected flat where the explosion took place along with my 5year and19month old nieces as stated by other people it was not there fault it was the negligence of the builders and I'm very pleased to say they were not in the flat luckerly but they now have to replace many of their possessions including my 2 nieces clothes and toys!! As well as find some where to stay until there flat is live able again
I think some people new to take a second to stop and think about what they say my brother and sister in law live in the affected flat where the explosion took place along with my 5year and19month old nieces as stated by other people it was not there fault it was the negligence of the builders and I'm very pleased to say they were not in the flat luckerly but they now have to replace many of their possessions including my 2 nieces clothes and toys!! As well as find some where to stay until there flat is live able again Kayleigh-88
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8:42pm Sat 4 Aug 12

NotoNwo says...

Condor Man wrote:
like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?
I read alot of your comments silly they most certainly are. I am a life resident of the Portswood parish; what you need to remember is that those employed people from council estates do jobs like when you need your car recovered on a wet cold night they come out. When you need tyres it would be a council estate resident who would do that. When your drain is blocked the dyno rod guy would be from an estate, when you need home maintenance the actual worker would be a resident of an estate.

One should not look down on those who actually bridge society through their employment which would otherwise become defunct. Right or wrong but look what happened with the bin strike last year.

Condor Man you must try to fight your insecurities.
[quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?[/p][/quote]I read alot of your comments silly they most certainly are. I am a life resident of the Portswood parish; what you need to remember is that those employed people from council estates do jobs like when you need your car recovered on a wet cold night they come out. When you need tyres it would be a council estate resident who would do that. When your drain is blocked the dyno rod guy would be from an estate, when you need home maintenance the actual worker would be a resident of an estate. One should not look down on those who actually bridge society through their employment which would otherwise become defunct. Right or wrong but look what happened with the bin strike last year. Condor Man you must try to fight your insecurities. NotoNwo
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9:09pm Sat 4 Aug 12

IronLady2010 says...

NotoNwo wrote:
Condor Man wrote:
like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?
I read alot of your comments silly they most certainly are. I am a life resident of the Portswood parish; what you need to remember is that those employed people from council estates do jobs like when you need your car recovered on a wet cold night they come out. When you need tyres it would be a council estate resident who would do that. When your drain is blocked the dyno rod guy would be from an estate, when you need home maintenance the actual worker would be a resident of an estate.

One should not look down on those who actually bridge society through their employment which would otherwise become defunct. Right or wrong but look what happened with the bin strike last year.

Condor Man you must try to fight your insecurities.
Oh dear........ Dyno Rod is now British Gas for one. But hey ho, they are all workers.............
.
[quote][p][bold]NotoNwo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?[/p][/quote]I read alot of your comments silly they most certainly are. I am a life resident of the Portswood parish; what you need to remember is that those employed people from council estates do jobs like when you need your car recovered on a wet cold night they come out. When you need tyres it would be a council estate resident who would do that. When your drain is blocked the dyno rod guy would be from an estate, when you need home maintenance the actual worker would be a resident of an estate. One should not look down on those who actually bridge society through their employment which would otherwise become defunct. Right or wrong but look what happened with the bin strike last year. Condor Man you must try to fight your insecurities.[/p][/quote]Oh dear........ Dyno Rod is now British Gas for one. But hey ho, they are all workers............. . IronLady2010
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9:15pm Sat 4 Aug 12

IronLady2010 says...

NotoNwo wrote:
Condor Man wrote:
like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?
I read alot of your comments silly they most certainly are. I am a life resident of the Portswood parish; what you need to remember is that those employed people from council estates do jobs like when you need your car recovered on a wet cold night they come out. When you need tyres it would be a council estate resident who would do that. When your drain is blocked the dyno rod guy would be from an estate, when you need home maintenance the actual worker would be a resident of an estate.

One should not look down on those who actually bridge society through their employment which would otherwise become defunct. Right or wrong but look what happened with the bin strike last year.

Condor Man you must try to fight your insecurities.
You'd be surprised how many are self-employed that come to rescue you. Many Companies sub-contract. Not all come from Council estates.
[quote][p][bold]NotoNwo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?[/p][/quote]I read alot of your comments silly they most certainly are. I am a life resident of the Portswood parish; what you need to remember is that those employed people from council estates do jobs like when you need your car recovered on a wet cold night they come out. When you need tyres it would be a council estate resident who would do that. When your drain is blocked the dyno rod guy would be from an estate, when you need home maintenance the actual worker would be a resident of an estate. One should not look down on those who actually bridge society through their employment which would otherwise become defunct. Right or wrong but look what happened with the bin strike last year. Condor Man you must try to fight your insecurities.[/p][/quote]You'd be surprised how many are self-employed that come to rescue you. Many Companies sub-contract. Not all come from Council estates. IronLady2010
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9:24pm Sat 4 Aug 12

For pity sake says...

NotoNwo wrote:
Condor Man wrote:
like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?
I read alot of your comments silly they most certainly are. I am a life resident of the Portswood parish; what you need to remember is that those employed people from council estates do jobs like when you need your car recovered on a wet cold night they come out. When you need tyres it would be a council estate resident who would do that. When your drain is blocked the dyno rod guy would be from an estate, when you need home maintenance the actual worker would be a resident of an estate.

One should not look down on those who actually bridge society through their employment which would otherwise become defunct. Right or wrong but look what happened with the bin strike last year.

Condor Man you must try to fight your insecurities.
Ah but remember Condor Man is a good Christian gentleman who wouldn't dream of judging his fellow man, so it must be you who are wrong.
[quote][p][bold]NotoNwo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?[/p][/quote]I read alot of your comments silly they most certainly are. I am a life resident of the Portswood parish; what you need to remember is that those employed people from council estates do jobs like when you need your car recovered on a wet cold night they come out. When you need tyres it would be a council estate resident who would do that. When your drain is blocked the dyno rod guy would be from an estate, when you need home maintenance the actual worker would be a resident of an estate. One should not look down on those who actually bridge society through their employment which would otherwise become defunct. Right or wrong but look what happened with the bin strike last year. Condor Man you must try to fight your insecurities.[/p][/quote]Ah but remember Condor Man is a good Christian gentleman who wouldn't dream of judging his fellow man, so it must be you who are wrong. For pity sake
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9:36pm Sat 4 Aug 12

Condor Man says...

For pity sake wrote:
NotoNwo wrote:
Condor Man wrote:
like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?
I read alot of your comments silly they most certainly are. I am a life resident of the Portswood parish; what you need to remember is that those employed people from council estates do jobs like when you need your car recovered on a wet cold night they come out. When you need tyres it would be a council estate resident who would do that. When your drain is blocked the dyno rod guy would be from an estate, when you need home maintenance the actual worker would be a resident of an estate.

One should not look down on those who actually bridge society through their employment which would otherwise become defunct. Right or wrong but look what happened with the bin strike last year.

Condor Man you must try to fight your insecurities.
Ah but remember Condor Man is a good Christian gentleman who wouldn't dream of judging his fellow man, so it must be you who are wrong.
I certainly won't judge, I was just expressing an opinion. Perhaps when the facts come out we'll know the real cause..
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NotoNwo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: like with the other fire could it be negligent tenants?[/p][/quote]I read alot of your comments silly they most certainly are. I am a life resident of the Portswood parish; what you need to remember is that those employed people from council estates do jobs like when you need your car recovered on a wet cold night they come out. When you need tyres it would be a council estate resident who would do that. When your drain is blocked the dyno rod guy would be from an estate, when you need home maintenance the actual worker would be a resident of an estate. One should not look down on those who actually bridge society through their employment which would otherwise become defunct. Right or wrong but look what happened with the bin strike last year. Condor Man you must try to fight your insecurities.[/p][/quote]Ah but remember Condor Man is a good Christian gentleman who wouldn't dream of judging his fellow man, so it must be you who are wrong.[/p][/quote]I certainly won't judge, I was just expressing an opinion. Perhaps when the facts come out we'll know the real cause.. Condor Man
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10:08pm Sat 4 Aug 12

HalfpintJulieB says...

Condor man you are an imbecile. NO IT WAS NOT NEGLIGABLE TENANTS. IT WAS NEGLIGIBLE BUILDERS. My daughter & her family were at my home in Bitterne when the fire broke out. They have ruined carpets & everything in the flat stinks. Perhaps you should get your facts correct before you start getting happy fingers.Do you want to be sued for defammation of character??? We will be contacting the newspaper for them to visit the flat and to print a report that stops people like you spreading malicious gossip. And to all you other morons out there, THEY DO NOT POSSESS A CHIP FRYER!!!!!!!!
Condor man you are an imbecile. NO IT WAS NOT NEGLIGABLE TENANTS. IT WAS NEGLIGIBLE BUILDERS. My daughter & her family were at my home in Bitterne when the fire broke out. They have ruined carpets & everything in the flat stinks. Perhaps you should get your facts correct before you start getting happy fingers.Do you want to be sued for defammation of character??? We will be contacting the newspaper for them to visit the flat and to print a report that stops people like you spreading malicious gossip. And to all you other morons out there, THEY DO NOT POSSESS A CHIP FRYER!!!!!!!! HalfpintJulieB
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10:14pm Sat 4 Aug 12

HalfpintJulieB says...

Sorry am very angry. Meant negligent not negligible.
Sorry am very angry. Meant negligent not negligible. HalfpintJulieB
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10:48pm Sat 4 Aug 12

wizard says...

HalfpintJulieB wrote:
Sorry am very angry. Meant negligent not negligible.
Phewww im pleased you correct yourself! far to many im perfects on here that would in there childish way try to take you apart!!

On another note I would like to meet condor man, although he is probably just another pre pubescent hiding behind his pc!
[quote][p][bold]HalfpintJulieB[/bold] wrote: Sorry am very angry. Meant negligent not negligible.[/p][/quote]Phewww im pleased you correct yourself! far to many im perfects on here that would in there childish way try to take you apart!! On another note I would like to meet condor man, although he is probably just another pre pubescent hiding behind his pc! wizard
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11:20pm Sat 4 Aug 12

DOLPHIN1968 says...

Seems this is a place for people to put there comments and judgements how would you feel if this was a member of your family were a fire had started at there property would you write these things ie chip pan negligent tenant I think not why on earth would you have a chip pan on a balcony any way? if the builders were doing there job properly and removed there cannisters and there rags from all the balconies and placed all there tools in the containers provided for them this would not have happened thankfully it was not another Shirley tower incident the Firefighters were very quick at containing this fire.So all credit to them and thankfully there was no fatalities I still have my son daughter in law and grandchildren alive so before most of you become judgemental make sure you have the correct facts your not CSI trained so please stop behaving like you are all I can say to you is i hope it never happens to you or your family members and i agree i would love to meet condor man. So please if you dont want to be in court for slander or defamation of character choose your words wisely and thank you to the other people that have voiced there concern oh yes i live on a council estate and own my home there is nothing wrong with these estates only people like you judging it
Seems this is a place for people to put there comments and judgements how would you feel if this was a member of your family were a fire had started at there property would you write these things ie chip pan negligent tenant I think not why on earth would you have a chip pan on a balcony any way? if the builders were doing there job properly and removed there cannisters and there rags from all the balconies and placed all there tools in the containers provided for them this would not have happened thankfully it was not another Shirley tower incident the Firefighters were very quick at containing this fire.So all credit to them and thankfully there was no fatalities I still have my son daughter in law and grandchildren alive so before most of you become judgemental make sure you have the correct facts your not CSI trained so please stop behaving like you are all I can say to you is i hope it never happens to you or your family members and i agree i would love to meet condor man. So please if you dont want to be in court for slander or defamation of character choose your words wisely and thank you to the other people that have voiced there concern oh yes i live on a council estate and own my home there is nothing wrong with these estates only people like you judging it DOLPHIN1968
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11:51pm Sat 4 Aug 12

solomum says...

HalfpintJulieB wrote:
Condor man you are an imbecile. NO IT WAS NOT NEGLIGABLE TENANTS. IT WAS NEGLIGIBLE BUILDERS. My daughter & her family were at my home in Bitterne when the fire broke out. They have ruined carpets & everything in the flat stinks. Perhaps you should get your facts correct before you start getting happy fingers.Do you want to be sued for defammation of character??? We will be contacting the newspaper for them to visit the flat and to print a report that stops people like you spreading malicious gossip. And to all you other morons out there, THEY DO NOT POSSESS A CHIP FRYER!!!!!!!!
You do not need to justify yourselves to the posters on here or anyone else that sees fit to judge. The report clearly states that the flat was empty at the time of the fire, but sadly people will only see what they want to in a report. I hope that your daughters flat gets sorted out as quickly as possible and that they can get back to normality. x
[quote][p][bold]HalfpintJulieB[/bold] wrote: Condor man you are an imbecile. NO IT WAS NOT NEGLIGABLE TENANTS. IT WAS NEGLIGIBLE BUILDERS. My daughter & her family were at my home in Bitterne when the fire broke out. They have ruined carpets & everything in the flat stinks. Perhaps you should get your facts correct before you start getting happy fingers.Do you want to be sued for defammation of character??? We will be contacting the newspaper for them to visit the flat and to print a report that stops people like you spreading malicious gossip. And to all you other morons out there, THEY DO NOT POSSESS A CHIP FRYER!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]You do not need to justify yourselves to the posters on here or anyone else that sees fit to judge. The report clearly states that the flat was empty at the time of the fire, but sadly people will only see what they want to in a report. I hope that your daughters flat gets sorted out as quickly as possible and that they can get back to normality. x solomum
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11:51pm Sat 4 Aug 12

solomum says...

HalfpintJulieB wrote:
Condor man you are an imbecile. NO IT WAS NOT NEGLIGABLE TENANTS. IT WAS NEGLIGIBLE BUILDERS. My daughter & her family were at my home in Bitterne when the fire broke out. They have ruined carpets & everything in the flat stinks. Perhaps you should get your facts correct before you start getting happy fingers.Do you want to be sued for defammation of character??? We will be contacting the newspaper for them to visit the flat and to print a report that stops people like you spreading malicious gossip. And to all you other morons out there, THEY DO NOT POSSESS A CHIP FRYER!!!!!!!!
You do not need to justify yourselves to the posters on here or anyone else that sees fit to judge. The report clearly states that the flat was empty at the time of the fire, but sadly people will only see what they want to in a report. I hope that your daughters flat gets sorted out as quickly as possible and that they can get back to normality. x
[quote][p][bold]HalfpintJulieB[/bold] wrote: Condor man you are an imbecile. NO IT WAS NOT NEGLIGABLE TENANTS. IT WAS NEGLIGIBLE BUILDERS. My daughter & her family were at my home in Bitterne when the fire broke out. They have ruined carpets & everything in the flat stinks. Perhaps you should get your facts correct before you start getting happy fingers.Do you want to be sued for defammation of character??? We will be contacting the newspaper for them to visit the flat and to print a report that stops people like you spreading malicious gossip. And to all you other morons out there, THEY DO NOT POSSESS A CHIP FRYER!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]You do not need to justify yourselves to the posters on here or anyone else that sees fit to judge. The report clearly states that the flat was empty at the time of the fire, but sadly people will only see what they want to in a report. I hope that your daughters flat gets sorted out as quickly as possible and that they can get back to normality. x solomum
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10:03am Sun 5 Aug 12

DOLPHIN1968 says...

Catlyn9999 wrote:
lets be honest.... there has now been THREE tower block fires in a few weeks across the City. I see this as attempts by resdients to '''GET A HOUSE''' so needs must attitude applied. And / or some kind of statements being made about the building work. The buildong work HAS TO BE DONE so stop whinging and whining about it. I just find it hard to believe there has been this many ''''accidental'''' fires in a few weeks when those towers blocks have been standing for decades and very few ever happened! And before you ask YES I LIVE IN ONE TOO AND I THINK BE GRATEFUL YOU HAVE A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD! Get a ruddy life and stop using fires as making a point! God rest the souls of the firemen who lost their lives due to an '''accidental fire''''!
Still see ppl judging lets wait for the report of the fire investigation team if u agree this was done to get a house ask them to pick on someone elses flat its a good job they were not home they do not need a house they are happy in there flat in fact all the decorating thats just been finished now has to be redone perhaps u should read top report were it states WORKMAN CALLED BACK TO CLEAR THERE TOOLS AWAY
[quote][p][bold]Catlyn9999[/bold] wrote: lets be honest.... there has now been THREE tower block fires in a few weeks across the City. I see this as attempts by resdients to '''GET A HOUSE''' so needs must attitude applied. And / or some kind of statements being made about the building work. The buildong work HAS TO BE DONE so stop whinging and whining about it. I just find it hard to believe there has been this many ''''accidental'''' fires in a few weeks when those towers blocks have been standing for decades and very few ever happened! And before you ask YES I LIVE IN ONE TOO AND I THINK BE GRATEFUL YOU HAVE A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD! Get a ruddy life and stop using fires as making a point! God rest the souls of the firemen who lost their lives due to an '''accidental fire''''![/p][/quote]Still see ppl judging lets wait for the report of the fire investigation team if u agree this was done to get a house ask them to pick on someone elses flat its a good job they were not home they do not need a house they are happy in there flat in fact all the decorating thats just been finished now has to be redone perhaps u should read top report were it states WORKMAN CALLED BACK TO CLEAR THERE TOOLS AWAY DOLPHIN1968
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11:11am Sun 5 Aug 12

chunky_lover says...

to all council residents who live in these awful krusty brand housing projects: please cook your chips in the oven, not by bathing in boiling hot oil.

This will also increase your health, and decrease your waistline.... resulting in greater employability. :-)
to all council residents who live in these awful krusty brand housing projects: please cook your chips in the oven, not by bathing in boiling hot oil. This will also increase your health, and decrease your waistline.... resulting in greater employability. :-) chunky_lover
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12:03pm Sun 5 Aug 12

clopage says...

You judgemental people make my skin crawl have you no respect surely you should be praying that the family were safe not wasting your life trying to detect how it was caused! I could imagine that your one of these "people claiming benefits" critizing other peoples lifes have you not one of your own to live. Your comments are not wanted and definitely not needed keep your opinion to yourself shows how little you know before you jump to conclusions know the story. My nieces brother and sister in law have lost not only their belongings but their home too! So these firemen who tackled the blaze safely were not putting themselves in danger due to a deep fat fryer they done this because of the builders careless behaviour with their equipment! I pray to god none of you experience what my family have!
You judgemental people make my skin crawl have you no respect surely you should be praying that the family were safe not wasting your life trying to detect how it was caused! I could imagine that your one of these "people claiming benefits" critizing other peoples lifes have you not one of your own to live. Your comments are not wanted and definitely not needed keep your opinion to yourself shows how little you know before you jump to conclusions know the story. My nieces brother and sister in law have lost not only their belongings but their home too! So these firemen who tackled the blaze safely were not putting themselves in danger due to a deep fat fryer they done this because of the builders careless behaviour with their equipment! I pray to god none of you experience what my family have! clopage
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12:17pm Sun 5 Aug 12

ohec says...

I find it very hard to believe some of the stupid ignorant insensitive comments that are being posted on here, some you expect from the usual idiots but others there is no excuse for. For a start council tenants are not a different breed or a lower form of life as some clearly ignorant people seem to think, if people had bothered to read the article and digest its contents it quite clearly says the flat was empty at the time, as for wild conjecture about fat fryers people should really get a grip and control their imagination. Thankfully the family were out so nobody was hurt and any damage will have to be put right by the builders if they are found to be at fault but it still means a lot of inconvenience for the family and i wish them well.
I find it very hard to believe some of the stupid ignorant insensitive comments that are being posted on here, some you expect from the usual idiots but others there is no excuse for. For a start council tenants are not a different breed or a lower form of life as some clearly ignorant people seem to think, if people had bothered to read the article and digest its contents it quite clearly says the flat was empty at the time, as for wild conjecture about fat fryers people should really get a grip and control their imagination. Thankfully the family were out so nobody was hurt and any damage will have to be put right by the builders if they are found to be at fault but it still means a lot of inconvenience for the family and i wish them well. ohec
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1:14pm Sun 5 Aug 12

debzy82 says...

Glad the family weren't at home at the time.
There could be various causes of the fire, one being inconsiderate neighbours further up the block throwing their cigerette ends over their balconies and them landing on others, getting caught up in washing that has been put out.
As a resident of one of these blocks elsewhere in the city I have this problem a lot, recently finding one caught up in my bedding that was on the line. Luckily it didn't catch fire.

Too many people not giving a monkey's about anyone else!!!
Glad the family weren't at home at the time. There could be various causes of the fire, one being inconsiderate neighbours further up the block throwing their cigerette ends over their balconies and them landing on others, getting caught up in washing that has been put out. As a resident of one of these blocks elsewhere in the city I have this problem a lot, recently finding one caught up in my bedding that was on the line. Luckily it didn't catch fire. Too many people not giving a monkey's about anyone else!!! debzy82
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3:25pm Sun 5 Aug 12

trigginator says...

Being a resident in Oslo Towers, can I just clarify that there are no balconys on the part of the building where the fire took place. Having the building work done is an inconvience and very stressfull. The mess, dust, dirt and rubbish that is being left behind by the workers is an eyesore and before anyone spouts off, the residents - both council tennants and private - have had no choice in the work being carried out. People are very quick to tar everyone who lives in the towers with the same brush, get a life!!!
Being a resident in Oslo Towers, can I just clarify that there are no balconys on the part of the building where the fire took place. Having the building work done is an inconvience and very stressfull. The mess, dust, dirt and rubbish that is being left behind by the workers is an eyesore and before anyone spouts off, the residents - both council tennants and private - have had no choice in the work being carried out. People are very quick to tar everyone who lives in the towers with the same brush, get a life!!! trigginator
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5:16pm Sun 5 Aug 12

Condor Man says...

HalfpintJulieB wrote:
Sorry am very angry. Meant negligent not negligible.
please accept my apologies. I am now going to remove myself from the forum and make no more comments.
[quote][p][bold]HalfpintJulieB[/bold] wrote: Sorry am very angry. Meant negligent not negligible.[/p][/quote]please accept my apologies. I am now going to remove myself from the forum and make no more comments. Condor Man
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10:16pm Sun 5 Aug 12

Batwing says...

I have lived in these Towers for over 25 Years and there are many great people living here, to really understand the bigger issue here you have to read the comments that Trigginator wrote then you may slightly understand our bigger problems that the SCC fails to get a grip with!
You would educate your minds by reading comments made by Clopage and Dolphin, both can see what the situation is about.
Most important Kayleigh’s points are the facts and are in the real World, so if you can’t understand what these fine people are saying, then you shouldn’t be making any remarks on this ongoing problem at the Towers.
Kayleigh said –
I think if some people knew to take a second to stop and think about what they say my brother and sister in law live in the affected flat where the explosion took place along with my 5year and19month old nieces as stated by other people it was not their fault it was the negligence of the builders and I'm very pleased to say they were not in the flat luckily but they now have to replace many of their possessions including my 2 nieces clothes and toys!! As well as find some where to stay until there flat is live able again
Any person thinking on the lines of Condor Man, not only needs to get a life, but needs to see a Psychiatrist who maybe, and I say maybe willing to help him?
I have lived in these Towers for over 25 Years and there are many great people living here, to really understand the bigger issue here you have to read the comments that Trigginator wrote then you may slightly understand our bigger problems that the SCC fails to get a grip with! You would educate your minds by reading comments made by Clopage and Dolphin, both can see what the situation is about. Most important Kayleigh’s points are the facts and are in the real World, so if you can’t understand what these fine people are saying, then you shouldn’t be making any remarks on this ongoing problem at the Towers. Kayleigh said – I think if some people knew to take a second to stop and think about what they say my brother and sister in law live in the affected flat where the explosion took place along with my 5year and19month old nieces as stated by other people it was not their fault it was the negligence of the builders and I'm very pleased to say they were not in the flat luckily but they now have to replace many of their possessions including my 2 nieces clothes and toys!! As well as find some where to stay until there flat is live able again Any person thinking on the lines of Condor Man, not only needs to get a life, but needs to see a Psychiatrist who maybe, and I say maybe willing to help him? Batwing
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10:18pm Sun 5 Aug 12

Batwing says...

Any person thinking on the lines of Condor Man, not only needs to get a life, but needs to see a Psychiatrist who maybe, and I say maybe willing to help him?nd I added this comment -
Any person thinking on the lines of Condor Man, not only needs to get a life, but needs to see a Psychiatrist who maybe, and I say maybe willing to help him?nd I added this comment - Batwing
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12:54am Mon 6 Aug 12

mr.southampton says...

I really do despair at some of the idiots who regularly post on this newspapers website.

It's as if they hover over the keyboard in some squalid half-lit room just hoping for something untoward to happen in the city so they can start making ill-informed, judgmental, and hurtful comments.

The less facts in a report the better for them to fill in with speculation.
I really do despair at some of the idiots who regularly post on this newspapers website. It's as if they hover over the keyboard in some squalid half-lit room just hoping for something untoward to happen in the city so they can start making ill-informed, judgmental, and hurtful comments. The less facts in a report the better for them to fill in with speculation. mr.southampton
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9:01am Mon 6 Aug 12

pod says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Those cheap fat fryers often break down, the thermostat fails. Glad everyone is ok.
any chance of you making an apology as well or were you commenting on a completely different article.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Those cheap fat fryers often break down, the thermostat fails. Glad everyone is ok.[/p][/quote]any chance of you making an apology as well or were you commenting on a completely different article. pod
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11:49pm Mon 6 Aug 12

NotoNwo says...

pod wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote: Those cheap fat fryers often break down, the thermostat fails. Glad everyone is ok.
any chance of you making an apology as well or were you commenting on a completely different article.
Yes, the "iron lady" is another with silly remarks. Now I wonder if she is a jilted teenager who would seem most suited to the "condor man" in a marital manner.
[quote][p][bold]pod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Those cheap fat fryers often break down, the thermostat fails. Glad everyone is ok.[/p][/quote]any chance of you making an apology as well or were you commenting on a completely different article.[/p][/quote]Yes, the "iron lady" is another with silly remarks. Now I wonder if she is a jilted teenager who would seem most suited to the "condor man" in a marital manner. NotoNwo
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8:28pm Tue 7 Aug 12

hugmonster73 says...

the nerve of some people i live in havre towers and i have done for twelve years i go out to work and so does my wife just because we live in the flats some people on here seem to think that they are better then us just because you live in a house i would love to live in a house like some of you but we can't afford to because of people doing buy to lets and pushing house prices up and we had only redecorated our flat last year so now we've got to do it all again after all the work we've had done which we were only told about at the begining of the year when they started working on the flats
the nerve of some people i live in havre towers and i have done for twelve years i go out to work and so does my wife just because we live in the flats some people on here seem to think that they are better then us just because you live in a house i would love to live in a house like some of you but we can't afford to because of people doing buy to lets and pushing house prices up and we had only redecorated our flat last year so now we've got to do it all again after all the work we've had done which we were only told about at the begining of the year when they started working on the flats hugmonster73
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