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Jakarta high rise fire adds to the current flammable cladding debate

Jakarta high rise fire adds to the current flammable cladding debate.

It’s happened in France, Australia and now it looks like it’s happened in Jakarta.

Fire has spread externally by means of flammable cladding on the outside of a building.

At 9 p.m. on the 9th of November the Neo Soho building in West Jakarta caught fire. The fire quickly spread up the outside of the building from the 6th to the 12th floor. Reports indicated that the fire rapidly spread and burned most of the floors of the Neo Soho Apartments and some stories of the attached shopping mall.

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The Jakarta Police said while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, traffic was diverted away from the Central Park entrance.

The response by the Indonesian Fire Service was rapid and nine fire appliances and crew brought the fire under control. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire.

For more information, go to www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/11/09/neo-soho-in-west-jakarta-on-fire

 

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Asia Pacific Fire, Editor