assistant chief fire officer Alan Robson said: "TWFRS
is the third fastest responding metropolitan fire and rescue service in England and the fourth fastest overall.
Throughout the negotiations, we have worked closely with TWFRS
for a solution that works for both parties, and we have been flexible throughout on how the over-claim could be repaid.
It accesses and market the skills, experience, expertise and world-class facilities of TWFRS
to both the public and private sector in the UK and abroad.
carried out an investigation to establish the cause of the fire and it was likely started by an unattended candle.
Work is going on in partnership with TWFRS
to seize fireworks from those who do not have a valid licence or violate the terms of their licence.
fail to meet the deadline, the letter goes on to claim a bill for the full PS10m will be issued followed by a warning that "the Home Office reserves the right to recover through the courts".
Officers at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have now issued a warning about the dangers of climbing A TWFRS
spokesperson said: "Shortly before 6.
spokesperson said: "We are continuing to have open discussions with the Home Office in the hope of reaching a satisfactory resolution for all parties.
, which covers Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland, has been subjected to severe cuts since 2010, and has been forced to make savings of PS22m.
Alan Robson, TWFRS
Acting Assistant Chief Officer, said: "We will continue to work with all housing providers that if other blocks - not the council have this cladding.
But a leaked letter seen by The Journal reveals the Government is not willing to negotiate, imposing a two-and-a-half week deadline for TWFRS
to sort out a repayment plan or face an invoice for over PS10m outright.
and Northumbria Police are investigating the cause of the fire.