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Grenfell Tower Fire

Jagath Kumari Dungi

Abstract: West London, the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington was built in 1974. On Wednesday 14 June 2017 the fire was first reported at 12:54 a.m. Firefighters responded within six minutes. The blaze began on the fourth floor and spread to the top with a velocity and intensity that stunned 250 firefighters is on fight. 81 people died in this disaster. As a result of the fire, Grenfell Towers displaced residents are now without a home. This disaster has happened because of the failure of newly renovated cladding system which catches fire. The cladding material should resist fire, and as per the norms of Fire Protection Association (FPA). This case study is helpful in studying the fire resistance concrete structures. Key words: Grenfell Tower, cladding material.

Keywords: Grenfell Tower, cladding material

Country: India, Subject Area: Civil Engineering

Pages: 1160 - 1162

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Jagath Kumari Dungi, "Grenfell Tower Fire", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i7/show_abstract.php?id=ART20199693, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1160 - 1162

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