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Woman dies in Rush Green house fire

PUBLISHED: 11:54 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44 02 August 2018

Emergency services in Valentines Way, Rush Green Picture: Tom Horton

Emergency services in Valentines Way, Rush Green Picture: Tom Horton

Tom Horton

A woman has died in a house fire in Rush Green.

The blaze broke out in Valentines Way shortly before 7am today, with crews from four fire stations called to the scene.

Half the first floor of a two storey terraced house was destroyed.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by both the London Fire Brigade and the Met Police.

The borough’s police force confirmed that the house was being treated as a crime scene, tweeting: “Police are on scene and have begun an investigation into a house fire on Valentines Way, Rush Green this morning where a female has died.

“The location and immediate surroundings are currently a crime scene and we urge people to stay away from the area whilst we conduct enquiries.”

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