DENVER -- Many of the headlines the day after the massive high-rise fire in London include the word "cladding," the material put on the outside of the tower as an aesthetic improvement. Some media reports are blaming that material on helping the fire spread.
"The code would be pretty clear on what would be permitted, how it could be installed," he said.
But what about the space between the two surfaces and the possible chimney effect?
"Anytime you get fire inside a void space, they can be combustible void spaces, where they can actually burn as heat and smoke make their way up," Captain Pixley said.
Denver7 learned that in Denver, the fire code requires something to stop that spread.
"Could be part of an assembly of the skin. That's required by code. Every floor or every other floor," Rondinelli said.
That means as long as it's done right, you should be safe.
"If a building owner and their maintenance follow a fire code the way it is written, we shouldn't have problems like that," Captain Pixley said, referring to London.
If you want to know if your work or apartment building is up to code, check with the building management, contact your local fire Marshal's non-emergency line, or call 3-1-1 in Denver.