Fire concerns raised prior to care home resident's death

A care home where an elderly resident died after a fire broke out in his room had been warned by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) about fire safety failings that could have prevented the death.

London Fire Brigade has released information that their fire safety inspectors visited the care home in November 2015 and raised concerns around fire doors, fire safety management and the lack of a proper fire risk assessment.

During the notice period between 2015 and 2016, the resident died in his room. Post-fire inspections showed that the care home had not worked on addressing any of the issues during the deadline period.

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  • Highfield Ss
  • Institute Fire Engineers
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