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The fire-damaged Grenfell Tower stands in London, Thursday, June 15, 2017. A massive fire raced through the 24-story high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday.(Photo: AP/Frank Augstein)

Forensic experts have spoken of the extraordinarily complex investigation that lies ahead at Grenfell Tower and predicted that establishing the causes of the devastating fire will take months.

In the coming days, recovering victims’ remains would be a priority, they said, as investigators work against the clock to complete their search while the building remains structurally sound.

Emma Wilson, a fire investigator at Prometheus Forensic Services, said: “Investigators won’t stop until they have everybody who is missing or was known to be inside. They will check every area. They will ensure recovery of every person in there.”

Simultaneously, forensic scientists will establish a point of origin for the fire, and also reconstruct its rapid spread, meticulously documenting every piece of evidence that could help explain how the tragedy unfolded and whether it could have been prevented.

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