Second phase of Grenfell inquiry: "There will be a major fire" - civil servant foretold the tragedy
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According to a recent article in the British magazine The Independent, a senior civil servant is said to have been warned that “there is going to be a major fire”, as he left a cladding industry meeting three years before the Grenfell Tower fire.
This according what has been heard in a recent second phase of the inquiry.
Allegedly he have made the comment as he left a meeting organised by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) in July 2014. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss concerns over fire safety regulations in the UK’s building industry.
The second phase of the Grenfell Inquiry is examining how the block of flats in west London came to be coated in flammable materials that contributed to the spread of fire in the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June 2017, which killed 72 people.