Chain of events that led to two firefighter's deaths

After an inquest into the deaths of two firefighters. Martin Dowse examines why they were unable to escape the fire in a flat in Shirley Towers in Southampton.

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Shirley Towers fire inquest ends

The coroner has completed his summing up at the inquest into the deaths of two fire fighters in Southampton. Alan Bannon and Jim Shears were killed as they tried to extinguish the blaze at Shirley Towers in April 2010.