Two women and two children die in a house fire in south east London – .

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Two women and two children die in a house fire in south east London – .


Two women and two children die in a house fire in south east London despite efforts by firefighters to save them

  • Two women and two children died in a fire at a house in south-east London
  • Six fire engines have been called in for a blaze at a house on Hamilton Road in Bexleyheath
  • Crews attempted to rescue two women and two children from the first floor using a ladder
  • London Fire Marshal Andy Roe called the blaze a “really terrible incident”

Two women and two children have died in a house fire in south-east London, London firefighters have said.

Last night, six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called in to burn down the Hamilton Road home in Bexleyheath.

Breathing apparatus teams rescued two women and two children from the first floor using a 30-foot ladder, but they all died at the scene.

Last night six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called in to a blaze at the Hamilton Road house in Bexleyheath

Breathing apparatus teams rescued two women and two children from the first floor using a 30-foot ladder, but they all died at the scene

A man left the building before the brigade arrived and was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service

A man left the building before the brigade arrived and was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service

A man left the building before the brigade arrived and was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.

London Fire Marshal Andy Roe said: “This is a really terrible incident, both sad and shocking. Our hearts go out to family, friends and the local community at this difficult time. ‘

The brigade was called around 8:30 p.m. and the incident ended around 9:45 p.m. Fire crews from Bexley, Erith, Plumstead, Lee Green and Sidcup fire stations were present.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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