Grenfell Tower is not the only serious fire in recent years where sprinklers could have saved lives, prevented injuries or reduced damage to property by preventing flames from spreading:
→ December 2017, Liverpool ECHO Arena – Almost 1,400 cars destroyed in a fire over seven stories.Dan Stephens, Chief Fire Officer for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, later said that the fire could have been put out earlier if sprinklers had been installed.
→ November 2007, Coolmoyne House, County Antrim – Four people treated by paramedics and many more forced from their flats after a fire in a 14-storey tower block.
→ July 2009, Lakanhal House, South London – Six people killed and at least 20 injured when a fire spread through flats within a tower block. Southwark Council was later fined £570,000 over safetyfailings.
→ February 2005, Harrow Court, Stevenage – Three people killed, including two firefighters,in a fire at a 17-storey tower block.