The London borough of Camden says it has begun evacuating 800 households in tower blocks after fire authorities said they could not guarantee the safety of residents following a devastating fire in a high-rise in a nearby area.
Camden Council revealed this evening that residents in 161 flats on the Chalcots estate in London will be evacuated.
A total of 79 people are either dead or missing presumed dead as a result of the Kensington blaze, according to police.
Leader Gould said the Taplow building would be "temporarily decanted".
External thermal cladding will be removed from five tower blocks on Chalcots Estate.
'We anticipate that these works will be completed within three to four weeks.
"I know it's hard but Grenfell changes everything and I just don't believe we can take any risk with our residents' safety and I have to put them first".
They will be moved to temporary housing, which includes hotels and homes of friends and family.
The move was prompted after the Camden Council learned that the buildings had combustible cladding like the one on Grenfell Tower, where at least 79 people died in a fast-moving fire last week.
Firefighters and emergency workers who battled the inferno have been leaving messages and tributes to the victims at a makeshift memorial near the charred apartment block.
Camden, Barnet, Hounslow and Islington Councils planned the removal after it emerged the cladding was similar to that used on Grenfell Tower. "Where do they think we're all going?"
Authorities now acknowledge the risks posed by exterior cladding to thousands of people around the country who live in blocks like Grenfell Tower.
One shirt bearing the London Ambulance Service logo said: "We refuse to forget you".
"We know it's a scary time but we'll make sure they're safe". "We have robust fire safety measures in place, with a state of the art fire alarm system for early detection, 24 hour on-site concierge service and all alarms are linked to a Careline system for added security".
It came as four more victims of Grenfell Tower were formally identified, taking the known victims of the fire to nine.
Investigators will work to examine the construction of the 24-story west London building, including refurbishment and the exterior of the building, as well as the insulation. Samples from 14 buildings in London, Manchester and Plymouth have already been found to be combustible.