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Almost all of Borgarbyggð's houses in Brákarey are closed due to poor fire protection

Almost all housing owned by Borgarbyggð in Brákarey will be closed from tomorrow due to serious comments from the fire brigade and the construction representative. Fourteen operators will have to leave their homes tomorrow and were informed of this today.

Serious remarks were made about the fire protection in the house, but it clearly states that it is necessary to make considerable improvements to the premises. These changes concern in particular escape routes, water leaks, fire compartments, electricity issues and ways to dispose of smoke. Skessuhorn reports on this.

These are housing by Brákarbraut 25 and 27 in Brákarey, where NGOs, companies and institutions operate. Operators in the building were notified of the closure at a meeting today. Grímshús in Brákarey will be the only building on the island owned by the municipality that can remain open. 25 – 25. According to Skessuhorn, following the results, the only option was to close the building indefinitely.

The fire brigade and the construction representative made serious comments regarding fire protection in the building, and says Þórdís Sif Sigurðardóttir, mayor in a conversation with Skessuhorn that there was no other option but to close the building.

“This decision is not trivial for us, but we are primarily thinking about the safety of the parties who have used the facilities in the building. . The results of the audits have shown that it is necessary to make considerable improvements to the premises, with regard to fire safety and security issues. The main comments concern escape routes, water leaks, fire compartments, electricity issues and ways to get rid of smoke, “says Þórdís.

No decision has been made on the next steps in the case and the future of the houses. The Borgarbyggð local council will discuss the matter at its meeting next week and a decision will then be made on the next steps.

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