Child dies after fire at block of flats in London

Child dies after fire at block of flats in London as a woman and another youngster remain in hospital

  • Firefighters rescued a woman and two children from the top floor of the building 
  • All three were taken by ambulance to hospital, where one of the children died 
  • Blaze started at block of maisonettes in Russett Way, Greenwich, at 5.44am

A child has died following a fire in a block of flats in south London.

Firefighters rescued a woman and two children from the top floor of the building, London Fire Brigade said.

All three were taken to hospital by London ambulance crews, where one of the children died.

The fire service said six engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the blaze at the block of maisonettes in Russett Way, Greenwich, at 5.44am on Saturday.

‘Part of the top floor of a split-level maisonette was damaged by the fire,’ London Fire Brigade said.

‘Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a woman and two children from the top the floor of the property.

‘They have all been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews, where sadly one of the children passed away.’

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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