Woman Dies in Richford Street Fire

10 firefighters tackle blaze in block of flats


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A woman's body was discovered by firefighters in a flat in Richford Street in Hammersmith on Tuesday evening.

London Fire Brigade says two fire engines and ten firefighters attended a fire in a block of flats in Richford Street, off Goldhawk Road at 6.29pm.

Fire crews from Hammersmith and Kensington tackled the fire for 20 minutes, getting it under control by 6.50pm.

A flat on the ground floor was damaged by the fire, and when firefighters found the body of a woman inside.

The woman has not yet been named and the cause of the fire is now under investigation.

December 15, 2010