NEWS
20/04/2018 08:22 BST | Updated 20/04/2018 09:44 BST

Chingford Fire: Woman Dies As Fire Breaks Out In Care Home

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman has died following a fire at a care home for adults with learning disabilities in north-east London that broke out early Friday morning. 

The woman, whose name and age are not yet known, was pronounced dead at the scene on Connington Crescent, Chingford. 

It is not yet clear whether she was a resident or a member of staff. 

Pictures from the scene show flames pouring out of the roof of the building, which houses Connington Court and Connington House.

Both provide services to support adults with autism and other complex needs or behaviour, according to Care Quality Commission documents.

Approximately 70 firefighters attended the blaze at the three-storey block of flats from 2.15am. 

London Fire Brigade said 12 people had evacuated the flats before emergency services arrived.

London Fire Brigade station manager Keith Wilson said: “Firefighters have been working hard to contain the spread of the fire which has destroyed the roof.

“Crews expect to be here into the day, tackling hot spots.”

The cause of the fire is not yet known. 

Half the ground and first floor was alight when firefighters arrived, along with the roof, the LFB said.