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US News Grenfell Tower inquiry to hear evidence on why deadly fire spread

08:35  04 june  2018
08:35  04 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The Grenfell Tower Inquiry held its first hearing on 14 September 2017,[8] and evidential "Surely when you already have credible evidence to justify updating the guidance which will "'Proud to be a Londoner': After deadly Grenfell Tower fire , people respond with acts of love and kindness".

The second phase of a public inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower will get underway today with key parties set to thrash out the final issues before evidence is heard in coming months.

Tower block fire in London: Reports on the Grenfell Tower disaster are being released (David Mirzoeff/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Reports on the Grenfell Tower disaster are being released (David Mirzoeff/PA)

Fresh details about how the Grenfell Tower fire took hold with such deadly effect will emerge on Monday as the inquiry into the disaster begins hearing evidence.

Expert reports detailing the cause of the inferno and why it spread so quickly are to be published as the inquiry hears an opening statement from its top lawyer.

A tribute hangs from a hoarding surrounding Grenfell Tower on the day of a commemoration hearing at the opening of the inquiry into the disaster at the tower, in London, Britain May 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls © Reuters A tribute hangs from a hoarding surrounding Grenfell Tower on the day of a commemoration hearing at the opening of the inquiry into the disaster at the tower, in London, Britain May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Five reports will be made available in the morning, also examining the effectiveness of the fire protection measures within the building.

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'The chairman of an inquiry into the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower has refused calls to allow a survivor of the disaster to be part of a team assessing evidence .

The first hearing of the government’s public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 80 people last June was formally opened on Thursday. The inquiry will focus on the cause of the fire and why it spread so rapidly The inquiry is not expected to hear any evidence on the first day.

Seventy-one people were killed during the tragedy in Kensington, west London, on June 14 last year.

The fact-finding stage of the inquiry will begin with an all-day address by lead counsel Richard Millett QC, following seven days of emotional family tributes to the dead.

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A provisional schedule indicates that a submission from Harley Facades, the firm which installed the cladding on Grenfell Tower, will also be read into record.

It is suspected that the cladding system installed during a recent refurbishment aided the spread of the blaze.

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Grenfell Tower fire terms of reference. The inquiry will examine the cause and spread of the fatal fire . ‘And those are a lot of the questions that people want to hear . ‘Are we going to find out who is accountable?

He has sent his findings to the Grenfell Tower inquiry . Up to 80 people are believed to have died in the fire at the 23-storey tower block in north Kensington on 14 June, prompting the BBC to ask Prof Harwood to carry out tests to find out why the flames spread so quickly.

Throughout the week, inquiry chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick is to hear opening statements from a range of core participants.

This will include lawyers representing survivors and bereaved families, the Metropolitan Police, Kensington and Chelsea Council and firms involved in the block’s final refit.

Work is carried out on the scaffold covered burnt out Grenfell Tower, almost one year on from the fire that killed 72 people, in London, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. London has been gripped by the accounts of friends and relatives of the 72 victims of the inferno at Grenfell Tower almost a year ago. A public inquiry seeks to establish what led up to the fire and make recommendations to prevent a similar tragedy, but the litany of pain will leave an impression not easily forgotten. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) © AP Work is carried out on the scaffold covered burnt out Grenfell Tower, almost one year on from the fire that killed 72 people, in London, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. London has been gripped by the accounts of friends and relatives of the 72 victims of the inferno at Grenfell Tower almost a year ago. A public inquiry seeks to establish what led up to the fire and make recommendations to prevent a similar tragedy, but the litany of pain will leave an impression not easily forgotten. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) The hearings will take place at Holborn Bars in central London.

On Monday reports are expected to be released from:

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'The chairman of an inquiry into the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower has refused calls to allow a survivor of the disaster to be part of a team assessing evidence .

The survivors of the fire at Grenfell Tower Witnesses may be called to give evidence in the form of a written or oral statement and may also be asked to appear at an Inquiry hearing .

-Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, who will analyse the “the cause and spread of the fire in the flat of origin and the spread of fire within and out of that compartment”.

-Professor Luke Bisby, who will provide insight into “the ignition of the facade materials (including the cladding and insulation) and the fire spread over the building’s external facade”.

-Dr Barbara Lane, who will give evidence on “the fire protection measures within the building and preliminary conclusions on the extent to which they failed to control the spread of fire and smoke and contributed to the speed at which the fire spread”.

-Professor Jose Torero, who will give findings on the spread of the fire through the building.

-Colin Todd, who will review the “different statutory and regulatory requirements in force over the lifetime of Grenfell Tower”.

Both the reports’ release and the inquiry hearing will take place at 10am.

Gutted by Grenfell fire, boxing gym comes off the ropes .
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