Friends gather outside burnt out Kua family home.
The other day in London, six members of a Palestinian family, the Kua family, died in a house fire early in the morning of Saturday, September 24, 2011. Two members of the family survived, the father and a teenage daughter. As reported later in the day on Saturday, September 24, 2011, the fire has already been ruled: Not Suspicious.
Police said there was no immediate evidence of foul play. "The fire at a residential property in Neasden in which six members of the same family died has been deemed non-suspicious following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade," Scotland Yard said in a statement on Saturday afternoon. It gave no other details about the cause of the blaze.A thorough investigation will ensue?
Speaking at the scene, Chief Superintendent Matthew Gardner said police are conducting a "thorough and painstaking" investigation with the London Fire Brigade into the cause of the blaze.The authorities are also conducting reassurance patrols in the local area and places of worship.
Who lives in this community?
Getting to the Heart of the Community, Harrow Times, 1/1/2000: The Jewish community in Brent is on the move -- leaving traditional areas like Cricklewood, Willesden and Brondesbury to Neasden, Kingsbury, Kenton and Harrow. Brent has a tradition of being home to immigrants from all parts of the world.
The Grange Museum in Neasden is currently showing an exhibition celebrating 100 Years of Jewish Life in Brent. TONY LELIW reports. The writing was on the wall for all to see. That Britain was and is a safe haven for the persecuted, and a country free from terror.
A young Jewish person had written these thoughts as part of an exhibition about Jewish life in Brent at the Grange Museum of Community Life in Neasden Lane, Neasden.
We wonder where is a safe place to be for a Palestinian?
Fire trucks arrived within four minutes, but immediately faced an intense fire, which is Not Suspicious. It was a difficult fire to contain.
Also Not Suspicious about this extremely fast moving fire in which a family of Palestinians were killed in London coincidentally the day after Abbas made his declaration of statehood to the UN: the sound of explosions and debris in the neighbor's yard.
Neighbours told Sky News how they woke to the sound of a series of explosions before the fire, which is not being treated as suspicious by police, gutted the property.
'First there was an explosion three or four times and then after this we came out and saw the fire,' Gito Parma said at the scene.
Resident Joe Lyons said he was shocked almost a whole family were wiped out in the 'terrible fire'.
'The fire started just before 1am - the flames were belting out the front two windows,' he told Sky.
'We saw fire engines, ambulances and police. I was very surprised this morning to see on the news that six people had died.'
Mr Lyons said he found debris from the blaze, including broken tiles, in his backyard....
Station manager Glen Gorman said: 'Firefighters were faced with very intense heat and smoke - it was a very difficult situation to deal with.
Fire station manager Glen Gorman said the fatal fire was an "absolute tragedy."
source: SKY News
Since when are explosions Not Suspicious?
The surviving daughter is in critical condition after being blown out of a first floor window, which of course is NOT SUSPICIOUS AT ALL...? Most other reports say she jumped from a second story window, but her critical injuries are to her back and head, rather than to her legs.
The only survivors were her daughter Nur, 16, who appeared to have been blown out of a first-floor window and her husband, Bassam Kua.Nur, a student at a Catholic sixth-form college, was in a critical condition last night at St Mary's Hospital in west London.Mr Kua, 51, was being treated for severe burns to his hands after a desperate attempt to save his family.Neighbours said the fire started at about 1am. One who was woken by a blast said people had to restrain Mr Kua, a builder, to prevent him from re-entering the inferno.
Abdi Osman, 47, a neighbour, told how he had sat with Mr Kua in an ambulance as paramedics tried to save his son. He said he had heard two explosions coming from the house, which sent bricks from the front wall flying into the road.
"I ran outside," Mr Osman said. "I could see the fire spreading. It started downstairs but then quickly spread upstairs. I started shouting out 'Is anyone home, is anyone home' but I couldn't hear anything. It was almost silent. They must have been asleep or already dead.
"Then the father came out. He was burnt black all over his arms and face. He didn't say anything, he was in shock.
"Some of the neighbours had to hold him to stop him from going back in the house. I ran up to him and said 'Is anyone inside, where is your family?' He just looked at me and said 'They're inside, they're all inside.'
"I went into the ambulance with him but he wasn't saying anything. He just sat with his head in his hands crying. Then they brought his son into the ambulance. They put a mask on his face and tried to resuscitate him. They did CPR but he died. His dad sat there watching. It was horrific."
...The family, of Palestinian origin, came to Britain from Libya 14 years ago, friends said. They moved to the four-bedroom semi-detached house in Sonia Gardens two years ago.By all reports a lovely family, a hard-working family with polite and intelligent children. TAKE NOTE.
London Ambulance Service was called at 12:51am by the London Fire Brigade.
"We were called at 12.51am by the LFB to reports of a fire at Sonia Gardens.When the engines arrived, four minutes later, the house was already engulfed in flames.
Station manager Glen Gorman, who attended the scene, said when they had arrived the house was "engulfed" in flames.
What caused the fire?
Police said they believed the fire, which broke out at the four-bedroom semi at about 1am yesterday, was caused by an electrical fault in a fridge in the hallway.With stunning contempt, The Sun headline reports: "Fridge Kills Six in House Inferno: Pals mourn mum and five kids." That's right, treat the death of this family like an episode of Sponge Bob. Tell us what you *really* think.
Of course it is NOT SUSPICIOUS that an electrical fire in a hallway refrigerator can flash over and engulf an entire house in four minutes, after causing three to four explosions powerful enough to throw a girl out of a window in another room......?
Comment at SKY News story: "If it is true that a faulty refrigerator caused this fire, then I hope that details of the make and model are quickly released so that the public can be made aware of whether they are in danger or not. There could be hundreds, perhaps thousands of families with similar models in their homes."That's logical thinking, but COMMON SENSE tells us this fire was not caused by a fridge in the hallway.
And smoke alarms would not have helped this family, as we read some of the INANE and HATEFUL comments at some of these stories. Presumably the family was woken up by the THREE OF FOUR EXPLOSIONS anyway, hmm?, which were loud enough to wake neighbors?, and the smoke alarm would be a bit redundant in those circumstances?
No jumping to conclusions then? Wait for the investigations? The investigations that have already determined the fire Not Suspicious. How convenient. Sorry, but we will jump straight to conclusions thank you very much.
And let's just follow this logic through here:
Glen Gorman, from London Fire Brigade, said fire crews were at the scene four minutes after they received a call from a member of the public....
A neighbour who wished to remain anonymous said: “I was in my room and the window was open.
“I heard a loud bang, it was literally like an explosion, almost like a bomb.“I thought it was really strange and within four minutes I heard sirens and police cars and we looked out the window and the fire had literally reached the top within five minutes.
A "member of the public" reports a fire, and four minutes later the fire engines are at the scene.
A neighbor hears an explosion, and four minutes later heard the engines responding, but the house was already fully engulfed in that short time.
The neighbor thought it was really strange to hear an explosion, which seems a normal response to us. The neighbor did not know what was going on until hearing the sirens approaching, and only then looking out the window to see the house already engulfed. But the "member of the public" somehow knew exactly what was going on, apparently from the first moment of the explosion, because there was no delay in calling it in. Not even a minute of confusion. From the time of the explosion to the engines arriving: 4 minutes. From the time of the phone call to the engines arriving: also 4 minutes. Seems that the explosion and the phone call were made at the same time.
Perhaps by the same person? A "member of the public."
Maybe the police ought to investigate that hmm? Don't count on it. Probably a detail like that is considered Not Suspicious.
Gaza destruction from Operation Cast Lead. Not Suspicious?