“Well the tower was cold, so we fitted cladding as insulation.” ….Councillor.

Update: From an eye-witness:-

‘The whole one side of the building was on fire. The cladding went up like a matchstick.’

British Standards call for :-

Compliance Without Compromise: Ventilated Façades How non-combustible ROCKWOOL insulation minimises the risk of fire spread within ventilated Rainscreen Cladding and External Wall Systems in high rise buildings with a floor level above 18m.

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high rise fire 2

It is maybe early days for blame, but do you see any similarities between Dubai highrise fire, caused by inflammable cladding: and Grenfell tower?