Water pumps ‘arrived at Mac day before fire’

Mac fire damage

Fire suppression system was ‘weeks from being operational’

The giant water pumps needed for the Mac’s fire suppression system were delivered the day before it was destroyed by last weekend’s blaze.

The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association said the pumps required for the water mist system had just arrived on site.

It would have taken weeks to assemble and install the system and then test it before it could be switched on, Keith MacGillivray, chief executive of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association, told BD.

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