Sprinklers were not fitted during the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower (Photo: Getty)

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Revealed: Thousands of multi-storey buildings lack fire sprinklersSprinklers were not fitted during the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower (Photo: Getty)Dean Kirby17 hoursSunday September 17th 2017

Thousands of privately-owned residential tower blocks and high-rise buildings including hospitals, hotels and university halls are lacking sprinkler systems, it can be revealed.Just 6.5 per cent of buildings over five storeys or 18m are recorded as having the life-saving devices, according to figures obtained by i from fire brigades using Freedom of Information laws.Half of UK fire brigades provided data which shows that fire crews have records of sprinklers in just 161 out of 2,486 buildings. Some 992 are recorded as having no system and there is no record of whether sprinklers are fitted in the remainder.

Source: Revealed: Thousands of multi-storey buildings lack fire sprinklers – The i newspaper online iNews