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BM11713 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London



I suspect news channels will be very weary of switching off in-case they miss the final collapse of the building.
Inspector Sands13,269 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Not starting conspiracies here but this doesn't look like an accident.

Well the fire did start near the scaffolding so it could be building related. Of course it could be the renovations allowed an non accident fire to be started.

There have been a lot of cases where buildings have had fires while being renovated or having building work, it's very common. The most recent example being Glasgow School of Art where it caught on fire while being repaired from the first fire. York Minster, The Cutty Sark are two other notable examples. The big hotel fire in Exeter a couple of years ago and another in Cornwall a few years before that were caused by building work too.


There's a lot of things that can cause a fire on a building site or act as accelerants- hot tools, temporary electrics or lighting, chemicals etc often lots of unprotected wood waiting to be fitted
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 15 April 2019 9:51pm - 3 times in total
BM11713 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London

Not starting conspiracies here but this doesn't look like an accident.

Well the fire did start near the scaffolding so it could be building related. Of course it could be the renovations allowed an non accident fire to be started.

There have been a lot of cases where buildings have had fires while being renovated, the most recent example being Glasgow School of Art where it happened twice, second time while being repaired from the first. York Minster, The Cutty Sark are two other notable examples. The big hotel fire in Exeter a couple of years ago and another in Cornwall a few years before that were caused by building work too.


There's a lot of things that can cause a fire on a building site or act as accelerants- hot tools, temporary electrics or lighting, chemicals etc

York Minster wasn't being renovated when it caught fire in 1984 I don't think - it was a Lightning strike in the middle of the night.
Windsor castle was being renovated as well through the fire was caused by something else.
Plenty of construction sites themselves have gone up - and they was a (fatal) deconstruction fire when demolishing a building at ground zero a few years after 9/11.
Inspector Sands13,269 posts since 25 Aug 2004

York Minster wasn't being renovated when it caught fire in 1984 I don't think - it was a Lightning strike in the middle of the night.

Yes you're right, think my search got mixed up with the later more minor fire there

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Plenty of construction sites themselves have gone up - and they was a (fatal) deconstruction fire when demolishing a building at ground zero a few years after 9/11.

Yep, very common. There have been a few building site fires in London, one just round the corner from Broadcasting House last year and the hotel next door to Bush House lost its roof before it was finished