Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a house on Valentines Way in Rush Green.
Half of the first floor was destroyed by fire in the two storey terraced house. Sadly, one woman died at the scene.
The Brigade was called at 0657 and the incident was over by 0746. Fire crews from Dagenham, Hornchurch, Ilford and Harold Hill fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and Metropolitan Police Service.