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    London high rise fire


    This is just horrible.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by this tragedy.

    Side note..... must have been good architecture, building is still standing from an absolutely MASSIVE fire.


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    Very sad indeed, 12 dead and 78 injured.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/13/europe...ire/index.html
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    amazing that only 12 people perished ... RIP people
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    Really bad deal, I think the death toll is up to 17 now, but is said to surely rise once crews can get inside and search the building. I have read a couple of different stories that have mentioned up to 600 people lived there and only 250 have been accounted for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog View Post
    amazing that only 12 people perished ... RIP people
    London police just raised that number to 30 so far......😟

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1turkeyhunter View Post
    London police just raised that number to 30 so far......��
    saw that ... guessing it's going to be worse
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    Looks like the count has reached 79 so far and counting.


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    Cladding Fueled Fires Before London

    http://www.firefighternation.com/art...re-london.html

    Emergency workers walk on the roof of the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London, Friday, June 16, 2017, after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. Grief over a high-rise tower blaze that killed dozens of people turned to outrage Friday amid suggestions that materials used in a recent renovation project may have contributed to the disaster. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    For the last decade, engineers specializing in fire safety have worried about the hidden danger posed by the kind of insulated metallic skin that transported flames up a high-rise apartment building in London, killing dozens.

    Panels of the armor-like "cladding" have become a popular facade on tall buildings worldwide, both for their sleek look and energy-saving virtues. They also have helped fuel spectacular infernos in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the United States.

    Some fire experts worry that, with energy efficiency a priority worldwide, the proliferation of "green" buildings has the unintended consequence of fanning fire danger. Though cladding can be flame-resistant, the result can be deadly when it is not.

    "The good intent of sustainability translates into a potential fire safety problem," said Brian Meacham, a fire protection engineering professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. His concerns began to crystalize in 2010, he said, when he was in South Korea presenting a paper on new technology and fire safety and a cladded high-rise burned.

    At London's Grenfell Tower, flames raced with alarming speed up 24 stories of cladding in which a plastic core was sandwiched between thin sheets of aluminum. That composite is one of several kinds of exterior paneling that helps moderate inside temperatures, saving on energy needed for heating and cooling.

    The tower's aging concrete facade received the face-lift last year as part of a 10 million pound ($13 million) publicly funded refurbishment effort aimed, in part, at making the building more energy efficient.

    The tower, home to as many as 600 people, burned Wednesday. At least 58 people were confirmed or presumed dead, a tally that could rise.
    there is nothing "hidden" about the dangers of super insulated cladding. It has been known for decades that foam based insulation is highly flammable.


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