‘The Fire Safety Deficiencies Are Widespread’

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The charred remains of six houses which were destroyed by a fire in Newbridge in March 

You’ll recall how six homes were destroyed by a fire in Millfield Manor, Newbridge, Co. Kildare on March 31.

Today, Michael Clifford, in the Irish Examiner, writes that a report into the fire has been carried out by fire consultants Michael Slattery and Associates.

Mr Clifford reports:

“A report into fire safety on the Kildare housing estate where six homes were burnt to the ground in just 30 minutes has highlighted widespread fire safety concerns…The results from the investigation suggest that the fire safety deficiencies are widespread through the 80-house estate, which also includes six blocks of apartments.”

‘Inadequate fire-stopping’ at housing estate (Irish Examiner)

Related: Michael Clifford: Kildare Fire: Safety concerns arise from Celtic Tiger ashes (April 3, Irish Examiner)

Previously: Meanwhile In Newbridge

After The Fire

Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

8 thoughts on “‘The Fire Safety Deficiencies Are Widespread’

  1. Mr. T.

    Very widespread. There’s plenty of people out there keeping silent on poor building standards.

    1. Kolmo

      How about they enforce the existing regulations with a proper inspection force, the sh1t they got away with in the Celtic Bubble was absolutely criminal. I dread a fire in my building, I feel a hairdryer blowing two floors up….no insulation, crap windows – built 2009!!

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    Hardly surprising given the speed in which they went up. Whatever happened to ‘Homebond’?

  3. formerly known as @ireland.com

    The photo reminds me of the old Jimeoin joke. Isn’t it ironic that the chimney stack is often the only thing left standing, as if to remind you that of where the fire should have been.

    Seriously though, I had a small house fire on the same day as that Newbridge one. A cheap USB charger from eBay wasn’t such a bargain, after all.

  4. Daisy Chainsaw

    What do you expect when estates and apartment blocks were flung up with indecent haste? That picture of those ruined houses is frightening. One house shouldn’t be completely eradicated by fire, never mind six! I hope the builders are being investigated.

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