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Lakanal House: new evidence reveals how fatal fire spread

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I agree with John McKean from personal experience. I remained in the safety of my own home as instructed by the fire brigade on the 24th floor of a single-stair tower in the East End while a flat three floors below became an inferno and eventually burnt out. Having said that, the fire was on the opposite side of the block to my flat, and the fire brigade did evacuate all flats above the fire source. However, many other residents did behave more 'intuitively' and take the escape stair and quit the building until the fire was out.

Posted date

10 July, 2009

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1:38 pm

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