Possible Cladding Fire South Korea

by John Herbert

9 Oct. 2020 == the BBC news is reporting a dangerous high rise building fire in the city of Ulsan, South Korea.

Judging from the limited coverage, from the very rapid exterior flame spread it appears to be another cladding fire. Follow BBC for latest news:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-54470378

Above image credit ZHANIYA/@ZHANY.YO

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video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1314338809337860097

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UAE Combustible Cladding

CREDIT: Khaleej Times

As predicted in the 6 May 2020 post combustible cladding was found covering the Abbco Tower, UAE, police have confirmed. Here is the link to the article: https://bit.ly/2yxspZP

Blaze guts UAE high-rise

CREDIT: Khaleej Times 6 May 2020

The Khaleej Times is covering the blaze of the 49 story Abbco Tower in Sharjah, UAE, it comprises 36 levels of residential accommodation and 20 levels of parking, the Khaleej Times newspaper reports. Here is the link:

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae/sharjah/massive-blaze-guts-sharjah-high-rise-tower

On that webpage, video recorded during the night of fire shows burning debris showered on the streets below, a recognizable pattern of destruction. Thankfully, no fatalities reported.

Once again, the impossible has occurred, the building fire was not contained within one fire compartment, the whole tower was gutted in less than three (3) hours.

From the video limited coverage, it appears to be another combustible cladding fire, the video shows the initial fire spread with defined vertical progression, before expanding laterally fire capturing the floor. Check out this video:

https://twitter.com/Gr_Yassine/status/1257798908115288064

capture from @Gr_Yassine twitter video

The fire spread is vertical, straight up the tower, indicating propagation of the fire up the cladding.

More about high rise fires:

http://www.johnherbert.hk/2020/05/05/high-rise-death-traps/

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