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Lakanal House: new evidence reveals how fatal fire spread

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its a terrible thing to happen and something which should have never been allowed to happen. Looking at the original plans on your other review, it seems evident that the escape corridors have no fire doors, as stipluated in the BR. Also i assume the only stairwell in the building was not compartmentised to prevent fire spread or had any form of ventilation to clear smoke if it was to enter the stairwell. Obviously i understand that its an old building, but surely the council is responsible for making sure the building is building regs compliant, during the course of its life, otherwise how many other buildings are like this across the country?....I'm also guessing that the 'escape balcony' was never really thought about properly and merely used as a 'gimic' to get it through BR with one stairwell, as the fireman said above 'no ladder could ever reach that high'. Lots of questions need answering....

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8 July, 2009

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10:55 am

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