Published on 16 Mar 2018
Grenfell fire door lasts ‘half as long’ in test as expected.
Test by police have found that one of the front doors for a flat in the tower ‘was supposed to hold back fire for 30 minutes’ but ‘lasted 15 minutes’.
The Guardian reported on the investigations by detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire last year, which found that the front door to one of the flats on a lower floor ‘failed fire tests’. The door ‘could only withstand fire for 15 minutes when it was meant to withstand 30’, with Housing Secretary Sajid Javid informed of the test results ahead of a statement to the House of Commons today.