The Bexleyheath community has been shaken after a house fire broke out last night killing two women and two children, reportedly a baby and a 6-year-old.
Fire crews rushed to a property on Hamilton Road, Bexleyheath, South East London just before 8.30pm yesterday (November 18).
Two women and two children were rescued from the property but were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
One man is in hospital following the incident and police are awaiting an update on his condition.
Horrified neighbours described “toxic” fumes coming from the building as they watched “helplessly”.
One woman recalled hearing the screams of children and watching paramedics give CPR to a young boy.
London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe said: “This is a truly terrible incident which is both sad and shocking.
“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and local community at this difficult time.”
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.