It was a great thing that there was no loss of life suffered in the fire which occurred at the Lacrosse building in the Docklands area of Victoria in late 2014.

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade believed the non-compliant use of the external cladding material used in the construction of the building was what greatly increased or exacerbated the spread of the fire. It should be noted that the use of such material in the construction of a building does not necessarily…