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A woman has died following a house fire on Nithdale Road, Plumstead in the early hours of this morning.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus brought the woman out of the first floor of the property. She was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews were she sadly later died.
A man left the property before the Brigade arrived. He was suffering from smoke inhalation and also taken to hospital by Ambulance crews.
Half of the ground floor and part of the first floor was damaged by the blaze.
The Brigade was called at 0231 and the fire was under control by 0418. Fire crews from Plumstead, Eltham and East Greenwich fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.