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London tower block fire: Safety warnings and the speed at which the fire spread



One of the questions the Grenfell Tower investigation will ask is whether the cladding on the outside of the tower block compromised its safety.

Sky News has learned that the danger was highlighted by an industry report, which residents say they presented to the council but nothing was done.

Sky’s Tom Cheshire reports on the warnings apparently ignored.

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20 Comments

  • 18 months before an  industrialreport was presented to the Council and the Tenents Management (!) Organization.

    19. Notwithstanding what  we have said in paragraph 18 above, we do not believe that it should take a serious fire in which many people are killed before all reasonable steps are taken towards minimising the risks.
    The evidence we have received strongly suggest that the small-scale tests which are currently used to determine the fire safety of external cladding systems are not fully effective in evaluating their performance in a "live" fire situation.
    As a more appropriate test for external cladding systems now exists, we see no reason why it should not be used.

  • desperately harrowing scenes: 1) wrong advice – first and foremost, "stay put"…(presumably because the cladding would isolate u?)…i'm not surprised that lily allen made a comment….however, i am gobsmacked that the former prime minister hasn't – especially considering has links with ladbroke grove…the rich and the paupers indeed..2) the communities secretary must resign…
    and was it right to show the film "towering inferno" on freeview in the wake of this

  • THIS IS NOT A ACCIDENT… THIS IS THE FREEMASONS WORKING FOR THE K&C AND HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM COUNCIL AND ASSOCIATIONS…. NOTTING HILL HOUSE ARE EVIL CRUEL DISGUSTING ANIMALS THAT PUT VULNERABLE TENANTS IN THEIR SOUND CHAMBER PROPERTIES.. THEY PUNISH THEIR TENANTS… THIS WHOLE ARE IS A SES PIT… A BARREL OF SNAKES… I'VE BEEN FIGHTING THEM FOR FOUR YEARS. THEY HAVE HAD ME THREATENED & BULLIED ME USING THEIR THUGS…. SUE SARGENT AND HER CRONIES HAVE DONE THIS… ALL MASONS… CONSERVATIVE ALLOWED THEM TO MURDER ALL THESE PEOPLE… IT'S NOT A ACCIDENT… THEY TARGETED A TOWER THAT ALREADY HAD A KNOWN PROBLEM&USED IT…. NOTTING HILL HOUSING!!!!!! CRIMINALS

  • lol the (Jew) BBC Always trying to put the immigrants first….Just Look at their reports lol blacks doing favours (As opposed to killing)
    Muslims doing good (As opposed to knifing people)
    Awww ain't it all a happy go lucky mixed society?
    (I say "Mixed" Well the "2" White people that featured)
    Disgusting…….

  • This building had many, many faults.

    1) Just 1 narrow dirty stairwell with little room for people in the event of an evacuation.
    2) No sprinkler System.
    3) A faulty Fire alarm system and poor lighting to escape routes.
    4) Rubbish cladding with insulation that is combustible.

    It was a death trap in 1974 and it was a death trap in 2017. Very poorly designed building. We must demolish all these slums and build modern social housing for these people….

  • How come it did not fall down at freefall speed into its own footprints like three buildings on 9,11 eh,,  especially building 7 which only had a few small fires and was hit by nothing but yet it fell at freefall at 5,20  that afternoon,,  EH FAKE SKYNEWS<<<

  • The police, ambulance and fire services have done an incredible job over the past few months in this country. They hardly ever get the thanks they deserve for what they do for us.

  • R.I.P   to those  who sadly  died. UK  is  always  too  slow  at picking up on  lots that's  wrong  until its  too  late  and  many   die  sadly . I have always  spoken up  about  MS  deaths  on MS meds   since  2009  and  always been  ignored  and  I  daily worry  on how many more  will  also  die  on MS  drugs  in UK   as no MS  drugs  have  ever  cured  MS  and never  ever  will. Where  I live  so many have  sadly  died  on the   dangerous  MS  drugs.I have been  ignored also  and  sadly lost  many more on  the  MS  drugs  that UK has never  investigated  ever .I have  fought MS  for  45 years  NO  MS  meds  ever  to  slow it  down  all my    friends  have sadly died  very young one  was   a best  friend  all  my best  friends  from  Primary  school  have  all  sadly  died  and no one has  ever  investigated. I have posted   so many  http links   of    so many  who  have   sadly   passed away    on MS  drugs  .Since  2009    have had   to  live  with being told that I can die  any day.

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