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Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a house fire on Sheldrake Close in North Woolwich on Thursday evening (25 April).
Most of the ground floor and half of the first floor were damaged by the fire. A woman was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. She was treated at the scene and taken to hospital where she sadly later died on Friday (26 April). Two other people escaped the property before the Brigade arrived and were treated for smoke inhalation.
The Brigade's 999 Control Officers took 14 calls to the fire.
The Brigade was called at 1757 and the fire was under control by 1932. Fire crews from Plaistow, East Ham, Barking and other surrounding fire stations attended the incident.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.