Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a house on St Loys Road in Tottenham.
Half of the first floor of an end-of-terrace house was damaged by the fire. One man left the property before the Brigade arrived. Two women were rescued from the first floor by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. They were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews. Sadly, both of the women later died.
The Brigade was called at 1053 and the fire was under control by 1203. Fire crews from Tottenham and Stoke Newington fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.