|Glenn Corbett, PE, is an assistant chief of the Waldwick (NJ) Fire Department, an assistant professor of fire science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and a technical editor for Fire Engineering. He recently served on the Federal Advisory Committee of the National Construction Safety Team and is a member of the Fire Code Advisory Council for New Jersey. He is the coauthor of the late Francis L. Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, 4th Edition, and an FDIC Executive Advisory Board member.|
Q. Where and how did the London Kings Cross Station “underground” (subway) fire start that killed 31 in 1987? Scroll down for the answer!
A. It was started by a cigarette in a wooden escalator.