How at Risk are Tower Blocks from Fire?

Following the Grenfell Tower fire last year, the government has asked for widespread fire risk assessments of tower blocks across the country. The results are unsettling with trade magazine Inside Housing reporting that hundreds of tower blocks in England have safety flaws. While, after Grenfell Tower, cladding remains and important issue, there are other flaws reported that could lead to blazes spreading and engulfing entire buildings. Inadequate Standards Fire risk assessments at 436 social housing blocks revealed that 268 of them had damaged fire doors, or fire doors which would not close properly or were of an inadequate standard. This is nearly a…