Bexleyheath fire: Four dead including two children in horror blaze

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Emergency services, including six fire engines, rushed to the property in Bexleyheath, southeast London, at around 8.30pm. Crews in breathing apparatus freed two women and two children from the first floor using a nine-metre ladder.  

But they all died at the scene, reports My London.

One man left the building before the London Fire Brigade arrived and has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service. The fire was out by 9.45pm.

London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe said: “This is a truly terrible incident which is both sad and shocking.

“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and local community at this difficult time.”

Some 40 firefighters in crews from Bexley, Erith, Plumstead, Lee Green and Sidcup were all called out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A police cordon remains in place along the residential road today.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.29pm yesterday (November 19) to reports of an incident at a residential address on Hamilton Road, Bexleyheath.

“We sent a number of resources, including ambulance crews, medics in cars, clinical team leaders, an advanced paramedic, incident response officers, emergency planning resilience officers, our hazardous area response team, and a command support vehicle. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“Sadly, four people died at the scene. We treated two further people and took them to a hospital.”

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