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  • The fire started at 1:52 a.m. London time and was brought under control about three hours later.

    The fire started at 1:52 a.m. London time and was brought under control about three hours later. | Photo: @LondonFire

"Crews rescued a woman from the building but sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene. Around 20 people left the flats before the brigade arrived."

One woman died and more than 20 others were forced to flee a north London building which caught fire.

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According to a fire brigade spokesperson: "Crews rescued a woman from the building but sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene. Around 20 people left the flats before the brigade arrived."

Reports are that approximately 60 firefighters, eight fire engines and aerial support were dispatched to monitor and fight the fire which had flames that could be seen escaping the roof of the building located in Daleham Gardens, Hampstead.

The London Fire Brigade reported damage to the first, second and third floors and the entire roof of the low-rise block.

 

 

Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn, Tulip Siddiq, called the incident “heartbreaking”, expressing:

“My thoughts are with the victim and the brave teams of firefighters who worked through the night.”

The fire, which started at about 1:52 a.m. London time, was brought under control about three hours later; its source is currently being investigated.


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