Council moves to combat communal area fires

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Council moves to combat communal area fires

Kettering Borough Council is taking action to increase safety for its tenants – in the wake of a number of fires in communal areas.

The local authority is set to introduce a Sterile Environment policy, which will ensure its blocks comply with current best practice by making sure that all communal areas in blocks of flats are kept clear of any items.

The move, which is based on the advice of the Fire Service, follows two recent fires in communal areas on Kettering’s Highfield Estate. Fortunately, both fires were dealt with swiftly with no injuries, but the incidents alerted the Council to the danger.

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