Follow live coverage as evidence shows fire originated in flat 16, spread out of kitchen window and re-entered through bedroom

In her report, Prof Niamh Daeid says external fire hoses were also used to tackle the fire in Flat 16. Footage from a video flat 16 resident Bahailu Kebede took from outside the building, once he had left his flat, showed the extractor fan in his kitchen window, on fire.

Fire investigators, attending in the aftermath of the blaze that engulfed Grenfell Tower, subsequently entered flat 16. At this point the fire scene investigation was focused primarily on the area of the kitchen that contained the window and the tall fridge freezer, the report states.

Once the identity of the materials in the space between the tall fridge freezer and the window are known and the findings of the electrical examination are available, these will be further considered and this report will be updated and opinions relating to the area of origin of the fire may change accordingly.


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Here is a summary of the main developments this morning. The inquiry will resume at 2pm.

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