Two women and Two children were rescued from their burning home on Hamilton road last night at 8:30pm but were announced dead at the scene.
A man who managed to escape the fire was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening leg injuries.
Devastated neighbours informed the Mirror that they believe one of the children was just a toddler, and the other around six years old.
Scott James, a builder who lives nearby, told the BBC that he was “overwhelmed by smoke, and then the whole house was engulfed. The downstairs was on fire, and then the whole house went up.”
Around 40 firefighters and six fire engines from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called to the scene, and the fire was extinguished at around 9:45 pm. Multiple civilians were also aided by paramedics on the scene.
The London Fire Brigade’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Matt Cook, told reporters, “Additional members of the public arrived on the scene, and they were treated by the London Ambulance Service.”
Currently, the cause of the fire is still being investigated, although the police have stated that it is being treated as non-suspicious.
Detective Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry, head of policing for Bexley, Lewisham, and Greenwich, said, “Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased, who have suffered such an awful and devastating loss.”
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