31 Oct 2019

Grenfell Tower inquiry critical of fire brigade

From Morning Report, 6:38 am on 31 October 2019

The London Fire Brigade has been sharply criticised for its response to the Grenfell Tower fire which killed 72 people in 2017.

The 1000 page report says the fire brigade breached guidelines through "gravely inadequate" preparations to deal with such a blaze.

It also says fewer people would have died had firefighters evacuated the building earlier rather than tell residents to stay inside.

Susie Ferguson speaks to London correspondent, Vincent McAviney, about the report.