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The highrise in London which recently burned, killing many was so devastating because it was recently clad with exterior insulation material to make it more energy-efficient.
The fire started in a lower-floor kitchen and rapidly spread up the entire building due to a “chimney effect” caused by the cladding.
Insulation keeps heat in. Basically, they converted the building into a giant kiln.
Jeremy Corbyn blames cuts to local council funding for the tragedy, but this cladding was part of a multimillion-dollar renovation.
About 30,000 other buildings around Britain have also been covered with this insulating cladding.Published in