Chingford News

Woman dead after Chingford flat fire

A woman has died in hospital following a fire yesterday
By Waltham Forest Echo

Stock image (credit: London Fire Brigade)
Stock image (credit: London Fire Brigade)

A woman has died in hospital following a fire in Chingford yesterday.

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a first floor flat in Flaxen Road, near Chingford Mount Cemetery, shortly before 3pm on 26th October.

Two fire engines and around 10 firefighters attended the scene and were able to get the flames under control relatively quickly, leaving the scene shortly after 5pm.

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However, a woman was taken from the scene to a nearby hospital and has sadly since died from her injuries.

A relative of the woman told the Echo that staff at retirement home Verdon Roe Court “dowsed the fire and did everything they could to save her life”.

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said they were called to the scene at 2.49pm.

They added: “We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car and an incident response officer. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.”

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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