We’re probably all rather aware at the moment how easily fire can spread. Which prompted the Eye to think about fires in multi-storey car parks. The scenario is easy to imagine – stationary and locked cars close to each other, with at least one model having a reputation for catching fire all on its own. Whoosh….
No doubt the best thing in such an event is to get well-away. But, if it happens in Knoll Road car park, anyone who has read the notice at the entrance will have seen at the bottom that there’s a fire point on the ground floor. As a result, they might be tempted to spend valuable time staying inside the building looking for a fire extinguisher. However, we’ve tried to find one – and failed. There is a ‘dry riser’ outside the building for use by the fire brigade, but for the rest of us there’s nothing. (Maybe it’s actually within the car park office? – in which case, it’s probably often under lock and key – but we doubt it.)
Can’t you do better than this, borough council? It’s quite a new notice, so there’s no excuse.