Published: Thursday, 5th May 2022

We continue to work with the emergency services to establish the cause of the fire at the flats in Friars Street, Warwick yesterday (4 May) evening.

Chief Executive, Chris Elliott was at the site of the flats this morning, to see the extent of the damage for himself, before meeting with council officers to review the effect on the residents and their homes, as well as the safety measures in place.

Cllr Jan Matecki, Portfolio Holder for Housing: “We are saddened to learn from the Police of one fatality and three injured residents and while we wait for the results of the police investigation, we will be offering support to those affected. We are also commissioning the repair work required for the damage to the flats, as a matter of urgency, to provide reassurance for tenants that their homes remain safe.”

Residents of the 3-storey block of flats were evacuated last night and then allowed to return to their homes to collect their belongings; temporary accommodation has been organised by the council.

We will share more information as we receive it, but if you are concerned about the well-being of any of the residents in the flats, please email or call 01926 456129 (option 3, then option 2).

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