The Latest: Vigils mark year since fatal London tower fire

Tributes are tied to a fence, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in support of those affected by the massive fire in Grenfell Tower in London. A year ago, Londo

FILE - A June 14, 2017 file handout grab taken from video issued by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, timestamped between 01.26 and 01.29, shows the fire sp

Grenfell Tower in west London is illuminated in green to mark a year since the moment the devastating fire took hold, claiming 72 lives, Thursday June

Grenfell Tower in west London is illuminated in green to mark a year since the moment the devastating fire took hold, claiming 72 lives, Thursday June

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, people hold up photos of their loved ones, victims of the fire, as they leave the Grenfell Tower National Mem

FILE - A June 14, 2017 handout grab taken from video issued by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, timestamped at 01.26, shows the fire spreading up the tower

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018 file photo, tribute messages for the 72 people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire on display almost a year lat

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018 file photo, tributes are displayed on railings backdropped by the burnt out Grenfell Tower, almost one year on

FILE - In this Thursday, June 15, 2017 file photo, people write messages on a wall for the victims and in support for those affected by the massive fi

An underground tube train passes Grenfell Tower in London, Thursday, June 14, 2018. A year ago, London's Grenfell Tower high-rise was destroyed by a f

Tributes are left on Notting Hill Methodist Church, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in support of those affected by the massive fire in Grenfell Tower in Lon

Tributes are left at Notting Hill Methodist Church, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in support of those affected by the massive fire in Grenfell Tower in Lon

Candles are lit Thursday, June 14, 2018, in support of those affected by the massive fire in Grenfell Tower in London. A year ago, London's Grenfell T

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of London's deadly high-rise fire (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

Survivors and neighbors have gathered near London's ruined Grenfell Tower on the anniversary of a fire that killed 72 people in the apartment building.

It was the worst loss of life in a domestic blaze in Britain since World War II and sparked nationwide grief and soul-searching. The dead lived in a social-housing tower at the heart of one of the richest parts of London.

Former Grenfell resident Antonio Roncolato said Thursday's anniversary was "a time to reflect and to raise further awareness and make sure that the world is still listening because we don't want this to happen ever again."

The day was being marked with a minute's silence at noon, as well as church services, silent marches and an evening meal hosted by local Muslims.

Grenfell Tower and other London buildings were lit up overnight in green, adopted as a color of remembrance.

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7:30 a.m.

Survivors, bereaved families and people around Britain are marking the first anniversary of the fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower, a residential high-rise in west London, killing 72 people.

It was the greatest loss of life in a fire on British soil since World War II. The local tragedy was also a national shame — one for which blame still is being assigned and traded. Was Grenfell a tragic accident, the product of government cost-cutting and lax safety standards, or authorities' disregard for people who lived in public housing?

For the somber anniversary rituals Thursday, survivors will gather near the base of the tower's shell before a nationwide minute of silence at noon. There will be vigils and marches across Britain, while landmarks will be lit up in green, the color of remembrance adopted after the lethal fire.