A person has died at a flat in Sutton after a fire took hold.
The fire destroyed the three room flat on Relko Gardens today (November 8) and left another man with smoke inhalation.
The London Fire Brigade was called this morning at 7.21am and fire crews from Sutton, Matcham, Croydon and Wimbledon attended the scene.
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Crews had the fire under control by 8.44am but sadly it had already claimed one life.
They were pronounced dead at the scene after being found in a bedroom.
London Ambulance Service attended and took one man to hospital with smoke inhalation.
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An investigation will take place to find the cause of the fire.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.30am today (8 November) to reports of an incident on Relko Gardens, Sutton.
“We sent an ambulance crew, a medic in a car, an incident response officer, and our hazardous area response team.
“We treated one person at the scene and took them to a hospital. Sadly, another person died at the scene.”
A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 7.30 on 8 November to support London Fire Brigade at a fire in flat on the second floor of a building in Relko Gardens, Sutton SM1.
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“Residents were evacuated and treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews. One person was taken to hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation.
“Another person was found in a rear bedroom and was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
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