Woman, 80, dies in Walthamstow house fire

The fire took around two hours to get under control

By Victoria Munro

Stock image (credit: London Fire Brigade)

An elderly woman died in a Walthamstow house fire last week.

The London Fire Brigade was called to Higham Hill Road in the early hours of Wednesday, 28th December, after a semi-detached house caught fire.

While firefighters were able to rescue an 80-year-old woman from the ground floor of the home, she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Most of the ground floor and part of the first floor was damaged and the fire took just under two hours and around 40 firefighters to get under control.

In a statement, a London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “The Brigade was called at 5.20am and the fire was under control by 7.02am. Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters from Walthamstow, Tottenham and Leyton fire stations attended the scene.”

They added that the cause of the fire is currently “under investigation”.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed that the woman’s next of kin have been informed of her death.