Firefighters were called to a house fire on Coolgardie Avenue in Chingford during the early hours of this morning.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus found an older woman unconscious on the first floor of the property which was damaged in the fire. She was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service but later died.
Two fire engines and around ten firefighters from Chingford fire station were at the scene. The Brigade was called at 0146 and the fire was under control by 0219. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.