Chingford fire: woman dies in blaze at block of flats


A woman has died after a fire broke out at a block of flats in north-east London.

More than 70 firefighters were called to the flats at Connington Crescent, Chingford, just before 2.15am on Friday.

It was a home for people with learning disabilities, the BBC reported.

The London Fire Brigade said 12 people left the three-storey block before firefighters arrived.

LFB said the woman was confirmed dead at the scene.

Half of the ground floor and first floor were alight, and the roof had also caught fire.

Station manager Keith Wilson said: “Firefighters have been working hard to contain the spread of the fire, which has destroyed the roof. Crews expect to be here into the day, tackling hot spots.”

LFB said the cause was still unknown.



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