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Two Children and Two Women Die in London House Fire

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were rushed to the scene of the tragedy (Picture: UkNewsinPictures)

Two children and two women have died after a blaze tore through a home in Bexleyheath, south-east London.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were rushed to the scene of the tragedy on Hamilton Road at around 8.30pm on Thursday.

Crews in breathing apparatus rescued two women and two children from the first floor using a nine metre ladder.

Sadly, all four died at the scene, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

A man who escaped before firefighters arrived has been taken to hospital.

The victims identities have not been released and it is not know how old the children were.

The women and children were rescued from the house but all died at the scene (Picture: UkNewsinPictures)

40 firefighters helped tackle the blaze (Picture: UkNewsinPictures)

Firefighters from Bexley, Erith, Plumstead, Lee Green and Sidcup stations were all called in to help tackle the blaze.

They arrived at the scene at 8.30pm and the incident was over by around 9.45pm.

Authorities don’t know how the fire started, and the cause is being investigated.

Images from the scene last night show the road closed off with police also in attendance.

London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe said: ‘This is a truly terrible incident which is both sad and shocking.

‘Our thoughts are with the family, friends and local community at this difficult time.’

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