Investigations into the cause have been launched following a fatal fire that took hold at a property in South London in the early hours of Christmas Eve.
Police paramedics and four fire crews and engines were called to a flat on Selhurst Road just after midnight on Friday (December 23rd) into the early hours of Christmas eve where sadly a person was found deceased within in property after a blaze broke out.
Despite the best efforts of first responders, a person was declared deceased at the scene.
Specialist investigators from the London Fire Brigade have been called to assist officers from the Metropolitan police as a joint investigation into the cause of the blaze has been launched.
A crime scene has been established outside the property
The London Fire Brigade, the London, ambulance service, and Metropolitan Police have all been approached for comment
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