New Gren­fell fa­cade ‘helped fire spread’

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

The Gren­fell Tower fire would have had “lit­tle op­por­tu­nity” to spread if the ex­te­rior of the tower had not been ren­o­vated with com­bustible ma­te­rial, a leaked re­port has said.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, “de­fi­cien­cies” in the new fa­cade helped the fire to spread up the build­ing’s ex­te­rior. The fire, which started in a fridge-freezer in a flat, trav­elled through an open win­dow be­fore spread­ing via the ex­ter­nal cladding, it said.

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