Up to 25 firefighters were at the scene in Croydon, south London, on Wednesday night. A man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene
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A man and woman have died following a devastating house fire in south London.
Dozens of firefighters battled the blaze in Croydon last night, with the ground floor of the property sustaining substantial damage, reports My London.
The cause of the fire is yet to be established.
And the two people who died have not been formally identified.
Four fire engines and up to 25 personnel were dispatched to the address on Windermere Road, Addiscombe, on Wednesday evening.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus found the two people inside the home and they were pronounced dead at the scene, London Fire Brigade has said.
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Emergency calls were made at 8.08pm and the fire was under control by 8.59pm.
Fire crews from Woodside, Croydon and Beckenham fire stations attended.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.
LFB said in a tweet this morning: “Two people sadly died in a house fire in #Addiscombe last night.”
In a statement, the fire service said: “Two people have sadly died in a house fire on Windermere Road in Addiscombe.
“Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to the fire at a detached house. The ground floor of the building was damaged by the fire.
“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus found one man and one woman inside the property. They were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
“The Brigade was called at 2008 and the fire was under control by 2059. Fire crews from Woodside, Croydon and Beckenham fire stations attended.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.”
A spokesperson from the Met added: “The cause of the fire is still being investigated.”