Flats on fire in Canterbury City Centre
Ten fire appliances and two height vehicles attended the incident at the 4 blocks of flats which was constructed in 2011 and was home to 65 families. The blaze started at about 2pm in the utility room of a top-floor flat in and quickly spread, uncontrolled to neighbouring apartments and into adjoining blocks through poorly constructed fire compartmentation.
"...in this case the fire compartmentation was not up to the required standard..”
A total of 36 homes were affected, with five completely destroyed, as flames ripped through the block of flats, luckily all residents escaped without injury.
A Fire Service spokesman said ‘When we arrived we could not believe how quickly the fire had spread. Normally flats and apartments of this type are provided with good fire separation to ensure the fire remains in the room or apartment of origin, obviously in this case the fire compartmentation was not up to the required standard’.
Santia is holding a free Seminar on 'Fire safety in social supported housing and the responsibilities imposed on landlords.'
14th July - The Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP
followed by light lunch
11th August -
The Palace, Hotel, Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
0161 288 1111
Followed by light lunch
The seminar will address:
Recent incidents of fire in social supported housing
Recent enforcement and prosecution cases
Recent changes to the fire safety standards
Landlord and service provider responsibilities
Meeting regulatory compliance and avoiding enforcement action
Click here to register for the free seminar.
Click here to download our whitepaper on the topic.
Post date: 07 Jul 2015
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