The media learned that accelerated the spread of flames in Grenfell Tower

The media learned that accelerated the spread of flames in Grenfell Tower

MOSCOW, 25 Jun — RIA Novosti. The chimney effect resulting from the design features, contributed to the rapid spread of flame in case of fire in the London residential building, Grenfell Tower, reports the Telegraph, citing sources close to investigation of causes of the tragedy.


Reportedly, the investigation examines not only the quality of the lining of the burnt tall buildings, but also its design. Sources told the publication that the sheathing of the building was attached to the concrete pillars are triangular in shape, and because of this the vacuum.

“The investigation is studying not only the materials but also the design of Grenfell Tower. Trihedrons of veneer has created a vacuum, and the flames quickly rose up. The larger the gap, the stronger the chimney effect. This is one of the versions of the investigation”, — quotes the edition source.

On the night of 14 June in London there was a fire that burned a 24-storey Grenfell Tower house. Killed at least 79 people. Scotland Yard on Friday announced new details of the investigation, according to which the fire started because of the refrigerator Hotpoint model FF175BP. In addition, it became known that the lining and insulation of the building did not pass the tests for compliance with fire safety standards.

The building in which the fire occurred, is not in the safe, although equipped with a modern social infrastructure, London’s North Kensington. Most of the tenants are immigrants from Africa and the Middle East.