A woman has died after weeks in hospital being treated for injuries following a flat fire in South East London. On April 7, four fire engines and 25 firefighters were called to Boundfield Road, Catford. Emergency services attended the flat fire at 8.34pm.
The two-roomed property was on the ground floor of the building. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus to rescue the woman from the flat. She was taken to hospital via air ambulance. She has since sadly died, authorities confirmed today.
The fire was under control by 9.40pm that night. There were firefighter crews in attendance from Lewisham, Bromley, Lee Green, and Forest Hill stations.
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The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A London Fire Brigade statement said: “Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a flat fire on Boundfield Road in Catford. Part of a two-roomed flat on the ground floor of the building was damaged by fire.
“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a woman from the affected flat who was taken to hospital by air ambulance, where she sadly later died. The Brigade was called at 2034 and the fire was under control by 2140. Fire crews from Lee Green, Lewisham, Bromley and Forest Hill fire stations attended the scene.
“The cause of the fire remains under investigation.”
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