WHILST there are no high-rise tower blocks in Tenbury and the Teme Valley or Ludlow and south Shropshire, fire chiefs are warning people to take safety precautions.

The advice from Hereford and Worcester fire chiefs is that people make sure that smoke alarms work.

People are also advised to make sure they have an escape route from their home.

"Our thoughts and sympathies are with everyone who has been affected by the tragic fire in London," said area commander Mark Preece.

"With this incident in mind, we would like to remind people of the actions they can take to ensure that they protect themselves and their families in the event of a fire.

"Working smoke alarms can provide the few vital extra seconds needed to escape in a fire, therefore it is so important that they are kept in working order and tested every week."

"Having an escape plan in the event of an emergency is vital. We would encourage people to prepare and practise their plan of action and ensure that escape routes are clear, which will help ensure a speedy exit.

"It is also important that people living in high rise buildings are aware and familiar with the buildings evacuation procedure."