A building in Germany was evacuated after it was found that the structure had similar material to the one used in the Grenfell Tower in London. The building’s facade reportedly had similar panels, which were said to be one of the reasons why the fire spread so quickly on the Grenfell Tower. More than 70 people lost their lives in the London fire.
The building, located in the city of Wuppertal, is not as tall as the Grenfell Tower but is the home to more than 70 people. The residents have been told that they can return to their apartments when the material is removed from the building. They were allowed to take one suitcase. The residents were taken to apartments as they wait for the material to be removed.
Authorities closed the area after learning that the material was used on the building. The fire has led to safety checks across England. A number of buildings have been evacuated in the country after it was found that the material was used. Other buildings were evacuated over safety concerns.
The fire inspection on the building found flammable material and a few other problems, including the lack of fire alarms. The fire inspections will continue for other buildings across the city.
According to experts, the cladding material was one of the reasons why the fire spread so quickly on the tower. The fire, which reportedly started on the fourth floor, quickly surrounded most of the building and spread to the top. The material used on that tower is reportedly banned in Germany.
The Grenfell Tower had undergone renovations recently and was the home to hundreds of people. The fire left many people trapped in the building and some said they were woken up by the smell of the smoke. Other survivors also said they never heard a fire alarm.
The Grenfell Tower fire has led to many fire inspections across the country and now many other nations are trying to prevent another tragedy by making sure these materials are not part of buildings.