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Last updated: 01/01/2020, 3:51 PM

Fatal flat fire - Hammersmith

31/12/2019 21:26
Hammersmith and Fulham
House or flat fire

Sadly a man has died following a fire at a flat on Chelmsford Close in Hammersmith,

The ground floor flat was severely damaged by the blaze. Firefighters found the body of a man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

One woman escaped from the flat without injury before the Brigade arrived. A further five residents evacuated from flats within the block, four were treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews  and one person was taken to hospital. Two other residents from a flat in the block were led to safety by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and had no reported injuries. 

The Brigade was called at 2126 and the fire was under control at 2310. Fire crews from Hammersmith, Fulham and Kensington fire stations attended the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Met Police.