The UK government is reportedly investigating the cause of a tower inspection that has been labelled “highly dangerous” and “highly unusual”.
The Office of the General Inspectors of Tower Structures (OGTI) said on Thursday that it is looking into the report which said that the building inspectors office had not seen evidence of the fire that engulfed the tower on Thursday morning.
The Office for Buildings, Infrastructure and Communities said in a statement that it was investigating the report.
It said that while it was working with the relevant authorities, it was “not aware of any credible or plausible alternative explanation for the fire.”
The OGI said that “there is no indication that there has been a problem with fire safety at the tower” and said that it had not yet received the report from the tower inspectors office.
The building inspectors’ office said that there had been no reports of structural problems or fire behaviour at the building since it opened in November 2014.
The fire at the offices came as part of a “major refurbishment” of the building, which was meant to make it safer for fire crews.
The report also noted that there were “several significant structural deficiencies in the tower structure” and that the tower’s interior was “clearly deficient in fire protection and emergency exits.”