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London fire: Child dies in fatal blaze at block of houses in Greenwich

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This morning, London Fire Brigade were called to the blaze in Russett Way in Greenwich. Six fire enginges and around 40 firefighters attended the incident. Part of the top floor of a split-level maisonette was damaged by the fire.

The fire service rescued a woman and two children from the property.

Sadly, one of the children has passed away.

They said in a statement: “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a woman and two children from the top the floor of the property.

“They have all been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews, where sadly one of the children passed away.”

Fire crews from Greenwich, Lewisham, Deptford, New Cross, Lee Green and East Greenwich responded to the call.

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

The police added that both the woman and the other child remain in a serious condition.

In a statement, they said: “Police were called by the London Fire Brigade at approximately 05:56hrs on Saturday, 6 March to reports of a fire at a residential property in Russett Way, Greenwich.

“Three people, a 34 year old woman and two children, sustained injuries and were taken to south London hospitals.

“Despite the best efforts of the emergency services and hospital staff, one of the children sadly died shortly before 08:00hrs.”

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