Tag Archives: Fires

Dozens of high-rises fail safety tests after deadly fire – Hundreds displaced after fire ravages DC building

LONDON –  The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London’s Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. All of the buildings for which external cladding samples were so far submitted failed combustibility tests, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said. As ...

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London high-rise fire: May orders public investigation as death toll rises to 17

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday ordered a full public investigation into the London high-rise fire that killed at least 17 people, a toll that was likely to rise.  May made her announcement after she toured the devastation. She earlier had promised a “proper investigation” to the cause of the fire.  Forty-four households received emergency accommodation. Investigators said they ...

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Atlanta I-85 bridge destroyed in fire expected to open in June

The portion of Atlanta’s Interstate 85 that was destroyed in a fire last week could be rebuilt and open as early as mid-June, officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation said.  “It is our expectation that the bridge will be reopened in fewer than 10 weeks, or say June 15,” GDOT’s Director of Construction Marc Mastronardi said in a news conference Tuesday ...

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