Woman dies after Mile End flat fire

Firefighters are at the scene of a blaze at a landfill in Launders Lane, Rainham. Picture: LFB

Firefighters are at the scene of a blaze at a landfill in Launders Lane, Rainham. Picture: LFB - Credit: LFB

A woman has died after a fire at a block of flats in Mile End.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at a flat in Southern Grove shortly before 9am on Friday (April 3).

They were able to get the woman out of the flat, made up of two rooms on the ground floor of the seven storey block.

She was taken to hospital where she later died.

Part of the flat was left damaged by the fire, which crews had under control in just under an hour.


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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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