Woman found dead after house fire in Woolwich

A woman has been found dead by fire crews tackling a house fire in south-east London.

Nearly two dozen 999 calls were made after a fire broke out at a house in Centurion Square in Woolwich at around 1.20am on Thursday.

Eight engines carrying around 60 firefighters tackled the fire, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

Two people left the building before crews arrives and were taken to hospital.

LFB said: “Sadly one woman was found dead at the scene by crews wearing breathing apparatus.”

The fire was under control by 3.12am and its cause will be investigated.