As a result of the car fire on the approach road to Huttoft Car Terrace it appears that the Fire Brigade were undertaking a risk assessment at the weekend. As can be seen from the photo if the barriers were ever in place a fire engine would be unable to turn around or enter the Terrace.
Any suggestion that they would be able to unlock the gate would not be made by anyone who has seen the location of the lock inside the metal case. I estimate it would take 15 minutes to unlock and any cutting equipment would not be able to gain access. After witnessing the fire I am fully aware how a quickly a fire spreads in 15 minutes.
Without doubt not only are there structural defects with the barriers they are also a risk to life. As such all the barriers must be removed immediately.