Camberwell fire inquest

The latest on the inquest into the deaths of six people at a tower block fire in Camberwell in July 2009.

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Construction manager gives evidence at tower block fire inquest

Evidence given at the inquest into the deaths of six people at a tower block fire in Camberwell today questioned whether a construction manager should have checked whether or not new parts were fire-resistant.

Refurbishment work was carried out at Lakanal House two years before it caught alight in 2009.

Today, the jury heard from Southwark Council's construction manager.

Paul Brand sent this report from Lambeth Town Hall.

Camberwell fire inquest continues

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#lakanal inquest about to hear evidence from Andrew Aveling flatmate of one of victims who died in the fire @itvlondon

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#lakanal inquest about to hear evidence from Andrew Aveling flatmate of one of victims who died in the fire @itvlondon

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Inquest hears "first time I ever saw fire spread downwards"

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Inquest now hearing from fire fighter David Sharpe who had been to #lakanal house before for home safety visits @itvlondon

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Fire fighter Sharpe tells #lakanal inquest he saw fire spread from flat on 7th floor to flat on 5th floor in just 30 seconds @itvlondon

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Fire fighter Sharpe tells #lakanal inquest " this is first time I have ever seen fire spread downwards". @itvlondon

Camberwell inquest hears from firefighter

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#lakanal inquest now hearing from fire fighter Michael Farmer also with first crews at scene. Describing layoutm @itvlondon

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Fire Fighter Farmer looking at statement he made after fire at #lakanal where he describes residents coming down stairs @itvlondon

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Asked if he advised residents to go back or stay in their flats fire fighter Farmer ans- "Not that I remember, no" #lakanal @itvlondon

Fire inquest: building design caused delays

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Fire fighter Badger says more resources, man power and better understanding of layout of #lakanal would have helped @itvlondon

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Fire fighter Badger tells #lakanal inquest -on way up to 9th flr he saw breathing apparatus teams on stairs exhausted @itvlondon

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