A woman thought to be in her 70s has died in a flat fire in Hornsey, North London, after 40 firefighters were called to tackle a blaze that broke out in an upper floor maisonette.
The fire occurred on the first floor of a five room flat on Springfield Avenue in Haringey, this morning (Friday, April 16), causing significant damage to the first floor and loft conversion.
The windows of the upper floor were blown out by the fire and remain blackened with soot.
An aerial device was used to gain access to the roof and tackle the fire from above.
Residents in the adjacent property were also advised to leave by firefighters as a precaution.
Firefighters from four different fire brigades, Hornsey, Finchley, Holloway and Tottenham, were called to tackle the fire.
The fire broke out early this morning, with the first call to fire brigades placed at 6.33am. It took fire fighters three hours to suppress the flames, with the fire declared under control by 9.27am.
The woman who died as a result of the fire has not yet been identified and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade.