Two women and two children die in south-east London house fire

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Two women and two children have died in a fire at a house in south-east London, the London Fire Brigade said.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a blaze at the house on Hamilton Road in Bexleyheath last night.

Crews in breathing apparatus rescued two women and two children from the first floor using a 30ft ladder, but they all died at the scene.

, Two women and two children die in south-east London house fire, The Today News USA

, Two women and two children die in south-east London house fire, The Today News USA

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire at the house on Hamilton Road in Bexleyheath last night 

, Two women and two children die in south-east London house fire, The Today News USA

, Two women and two children die in south-east London house fire, The Today News USA

Crews in breathing apparatus rescued two women and two children from the first floor using a 30ft ladder, but they all died at the scene

, Two women and two children die in south-east London house fire, The Today News USA
, Two women and two children die in south-east London house fire, The Today News USA

, Two women and two children die in south-east London house fire, The Today News USA

One man left the building before the Brigade arrived and has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service

One man left the building before the Brigade arrived and has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.  

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.’

The Brigade was called at around 8.30pm and the incident was over by around 9.45pm. Fire crews from Bexley, Erith, Plumstead, Lee Green and Sidcup fire stations were in attendance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.