The control room in the basement of the building registered
a fire signal from the 21st Floor at 23:05 on the night
of Saturday 12 February 2005.
A time of 16 minutes elapsed between this signal and the
call being made to the Fire Brigade - who arrived on site
at 23:25. Security personnel claim that a time of 10 –
15 minutes elapsed from Fire Brigade arrival to first fire
attack i.e. 30 – 35 minutes after the initial alarm
was registered in the control room.