Sky City blaze: Fenz urged to review safety risks of buildings under construction

A Herald website article.

Fire and Emergency NZ has been urged to review its firefighting strategies for buildings under construction after last year’s catastrophic blaze of the Sky City Convention Centre.

An independent review of the blaze also discovered “almost all” attending personnel underestimated how long it would take battle the fire, estimating 24 hours at the most, when in fact it took 10 days to fully extinguish.

That meant Fenz focused entirely on extinguishing the fire and taking into account the impact it would have on the rest of the CBD.

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