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NFT: MASSIVE apartment fire ongoing in London

Jints in Carolina : 6/13/2017 11:40 pm
Prayers to those poor people trapped.


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Not suggesting anything  
j_rud : 6/13/2017 11:42 pm : link
but it's strange to see an entire 27 story building in flames. Is that normal?
Wow  
Anakim : 6/13/2017 11:42 pm : link
England has been through some major shit the last few months.

Thoughts are with them
RE: Not suggesting anything  
Jints in Carolina : 6/13/2017 11:46 pm : link
In comment 13499172 j_rud said:
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but it's strange to see an entire 27 story building in flames. Is that normal?


What is being reported is that an appliance exploded.
Supposedly started on the 2nd floor  
moespree : 6/13/2017 11:49 pm : link
And shot all the way to the 27th floor very quick and at 1 in morning, when you'd figure most were asleep. This could be a pretty bad number of casualties.
Supposedly people were reporting power surges  
Jim in Scranton : 6/13/2017 11:58 pm : link
and nothing was being done about it. Fire alarms were not going off throughout the building. I have a bad feeling that there is going to be many casualties.
this is just awful  
Jints in Carolina : 6/14/2017 12:00 am : link
.
the female anchor keeps saying  
Jints in Carolina : 6/14/2017 12:01 am : link
if you hear from loved ones trapped to put a wet cloth over your face and leave.

Ummmmmm there is no way anyone is still alive...this fire has been going on for hours.
Don't they have sprinkler systems over there?  
short lease : 6/14/2017 12:56 am : link
Those hoses don't look like they are going past the first 10-12 floors.
horrible  
madgiantscow009 : 6/14/2017 4:35 am : link
news.
It was under renovation so  
ctc in ftmyers : 6/14/2017 7:55 am : link
I would assume that is a cause that accelerated the spread as well as fire burns up, not down.

Not knowing the fire code, etc; way too early know what happened.
RE: It was under renovation so  
njm : 6/14/2017 8:23 am : link
In comment 13499311 ctc in ftmyers said:
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I would assume that is a cause that accelerated the spread as well as fire burns up, not down.

Not knowing the fire code, etc; way too early know what happened.


I was wondering about fire codes as well. This seems to have spread awfully quickly. At this point I'll call it suspicious and see what the investigators come up with.
Said to be 6 dead and 74 hurt  
Dunedin81 : 6/14/2017 8:39 am : link
...
I saw a report  
Ron Johnson 30 : 6/14/2017 8:42 am : link
suggesting a new exterior facade created a chimney effect. The reports were horrifying with people screaming "save my children".
RE: RE: It was under renovation so  
Deej : 6/14/2017 9:21 am : link
In comment 13499330 njm said:
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In comment 13499311 ctc in ftmyers said:


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I would assume that is a cause that accelerated the spread as well as fire burns up, not down.

Not knowing the fire code, etc; way too early know what happened.



I was wondering about fire codes as well. This seems to have spread awfully quickly. At this point I'll call it suspicious and see what the investigators come up with.


It's so inappropriate to talk about fire safety regulations at a time like this. It's exploitative of the tragedy.
Here's an update, but you'll have to click the link.  
madgiantscow009 : 6/16/2017 4:42 am : link
Fireproof cladding that would have prevented Grenfell Tower tragedy 'would have cost just 5,000 extra' - and the cheap version that WAS used is BANNED in America

Contractors that worked on the 8.6 million Grenfell Tower refurbishment could have spent just 5,000 more on fireproof cladding, it has been revealed.

Hundreds of Reynobond aluminium coated panels - which are banned in the US over fire safety fears - were fitted to the outside of the London high-rise last year.
The building was covered in panels with a plastic core costing 22 per square metre - just 2 cheaper than the fire-resistant version.


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