Woman dies after house fire in Muswell Hill
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A woman has died after a fire in Muswell Hill this morning.
The woman died at the scene after a blaze at a house in Springfield Avenue, which began at around 6.30am.
The fire, in a first floor flat with five rooms, was under control three hours later – and its cause is under investigation by London Fire Brigade.
Firefighters tackled the blaze from the roof, including around 40 officers from Hornsey, Holloway, Finchley and Tottenham fire stations.
Residents in the next-door property were asked to leave as a precaution. A police cordon is in place at the scene, with Springfield Avenue closed off, as investigations continue.
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One local resident said their "close community" was shocked and saddened to lose a neighbour. "My goodness I can't believe it. It's terrible," she said.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at approximately 06:52 hrs on Friday, 16 April to reports of a fire at a residential address in Springfield Avenue, Muswell Hill N10.
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"Officers attended with colleagues from the London Fire Brigade. A woman was later pronounced dead at the scene.
"The road closures are still in place at this time. Enquires are ongoing."
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "Firefighters tackled a blaze in a first floor five-roomed flat within a semi-detached house.
"The fire caused significant damage to the first floor flat and loft conversion. An aerial appliance was used to gain access to the roof and tackle the fire from above. Sadly one woman has died at the scene."