Four people were killed in the Bexleyheath fire, two of whom were children.


Fire in Bexleyheath kills four people, including two children.

A HOUSE FIRE killed four people, including two children, last night.

At around 8.30 p.m., emergency services, including six fire engines, arrived at the property in Bexleyheath, southeast London, and used a nine-metre ladder to free two women and two children from the first floor.

According to My London, they all died on the spot.

Before the London Fire Brigade arrived, one man exited the building and was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.

By 9.45 p.m., the blaze had been extinguished.

“This is a truly terrible incident that is both sad and shocking,” said London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe.

“At this difficult time, our thoughts are with the family, friends, and local community.”

A total of 40 firefighters from Bexley, Erith, Plumstead, Lee Green, and Sidcup were dispatched.

The fire’s cause is being looked into.

Today, a police cordon is still in place along the residential road.

“We were called at 8.29pm yesterday (November 19) to reports of an incident at a residential address on Hamilton Road in Bexleyheath,” a London Ambulance Service spokesperson said.

“We dispatched ambulance crews, medics in cars, clinical team leaders, an advanced paramedic, incident response officers, emergency planning resilience officers, our hazardous area response team, and a command support vehicle,” she said.

London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched.

“Unfortunately, four people were killed on the spot.”

Two more people were treated and taken to the hospital.”


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