Mayor of Milan says Cladding melted in Tower Block Blaze, like Glenfell in London

After a fire broke out in Milan, Italy, on August 30, 2021, dark ruins of an apartment block were seen and no injuries were reported. (Flavio Lo Scalzo / Reuters)

Milan — The mayor of Italy’s financial capital, Milan, said on Monday why the fire was able to break the block of the apartment and melt its cover compared to the fire at London’s Grenfell Tower, which killed 71 people four years ago. Asked for an answer.

According to firefighters, everyone managed to escape from an 18-story building in southern Milan that was hit by a flame that broke out on Sunday afternoon. Among the residents of the skyscraper was Mahmood, a rapper who won the international hit “Soldy” at the 2019 Sanremo Music Festival.

According to witnesses, the fire on the 15th floor surged rapidly from the exterior materials on the outside of the building. The flame video showed the panel melting from the building in a liquefied mass.

“The tower was built over a decade ago and it is unacceptable that such a modern building would have proved to be completely vulnerable,” Mayor Beppesara wrote on Facebook.

“It was clear from the beginning that the outer shell of the building burned very quickly, in a way reminiscent of the Grenfell Tower fire in London a few years ago.”

The death from the Grenfell Tower fire in England was due to exterior and exterior panels made of flammable materials. Since then, owners of apartments in similar buildings across the UK have been forced to remove such panels at an estimated cost of billions of dollars, putting many residents in financial difficulty. ..

By Crispian Balmer