Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Could a Grenfell situation happen here?
From CBS 2:
The entire 24-hour Grenfell Tower was engulfed in flames in less than an hour, and the fire was the deadliest in Britain in more than a century.
With so many skyscrapers in New York City, could a similar thing happen? And what should people do in the event of such an emergency?
CBS2’s Elise Finch found out.
The cause of the Grenfell Tower fire is still being investigated. But early reports suggest an external building material called cladding may be to blame.
In a recent renovation, insulation sandwiched between two aluminum panels was used on the building’s façade, and it is that material that is believed to have accelerated the blaze.
Similar cladding is used on many New York buildings – including high-rises. So could a similar fire happen in New York?