Serious fires in high rise buildings are few and far between, with only a handful reported worldwide in recent years. Nonetheless fire safety in high rise buildings is of paramount importance due to the complexity of the buildings, and the potential difficulty of firefighting operations deployed at such incidents.
High rise buildings such as blocks of flats and apartments have been designed with fire safety as a priority. A flat's doors, walls and floors are all designed to stop fire and smoke from spreading to other areas of the building.
Should you wish for further advice, please contact our Community Advice Team on 0800 0241 999 or to report any fire related issues in your area please call your local fire station.