Woman dies after fire at block of flats in Chingford
A woman has died after a fire at a block of flats designed for adults with learning difficulties in north-east London.
More than 70 firefighters were called to Connington Crescent, Chingford, just before 2.15am on Friday.
London Fire Brigade said 12 people left the three-storey block before firefighters arrived.
Half of the ground and first floor were alight, while the roof had caught fire too.
Station manager Keith Wilson said: "Firefighters have been working hard to contain the spread of the fire which has destroyed the roof.
"Crews expect to be here into the day, tackling hot spots."