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  • The terraced home in Forest Road, Walthamstow, was completely destroyed 

Two people died in a house fire in north London last night which destroyed the home, as an investigation is launched into the cause of the inferno. 

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters raced to the blaze in Walthamstow at about 10.25pm after nine people called 999. 

London Fire Brigade firefighters discovered two people inside the property. They were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. 

The Met Police is currently trying to confirm their identities. 

The fire service and Scotland Yard have now launched a joint investigation into the cause of the fire. 

Firefighters arrived at the home in Forest Road at 10.25pm and took nearly two hours to bring the flames under control, which had tore through the property and destroyed half of the roof. 

Two people dead after house inferno in north London: Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters raced to blaze as probe is launched

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters raced to the blaze in Forest Road, Walthamstow, last night where two people were pronounced dead at the scene

Forest Road (shown in the map above) was closed off as firefighters fought to get the flames under control

Forest Road (shown in the map above) was closed off as firefighters fought to get the flames under control

Forest Road was closed off as firefighters tackled the blaze with people being told to avoid the area. 

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: ‘A two-storey end-of-terraced house was destroyed by fire. Half of the roof was also damaged by fire.

‘Two people who were discovered inside the property by firefighters were sadly pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

‘The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers received nine calls about the fire.

‘The Brigade was called at 10.25pm and the fire was brought under control by 00.22am. 

‘Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters from Walthamstow, Woodford, Leyton and Tottenham fire stations attended the scene.’



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