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One person dead in blaze at block of flats in north London

Tuesday 21/November/2017 - 08:02 AM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Basant Ahmed
One person has died in a fire at a block of flats in north London، Press Association، The Guardian reported.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said around 60 firefighters were brought in to tackle the blaze at a four-storey building in Daleham Gardens، Hampstead.

In a statement، the brigade said: “Crews rescued a woman from the building but sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The block’s first، second and third floors had been affected by the blaze، as well as the whole of the roof، said the brigade، which sent eight fire engines and aerial support to the scene.

The alarm was raised at 1.52am on Tuesday and around 20 people had left the building before crews arrived، the LFB said. The fire was brought under control at 4.52am.
Fire crews from West Hampstead، Kentish Town، Euston، Paddington and Holloway stations were at the scene. The brigade said firefighters would remain at the site damping down into Tuesday morning.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area as crews deal with the fire، the cause of which is not known.

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