Police said they had arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a woman died in a fire in an apartment block in east London.
At least five people were taken to hospital with injuries after Thursday’s incident in Beckton, Newham.
Around 5:26 pm, London paramedics, London fire brigade and London Metropolitan Police were dispatched to the scene.
The LFB said the first and second floors of the residential area and the stairs leading from the first floor to the second floor were on fire.
London Metropolitan Police said:
“Police, LAS and LFB are currently on site to deal with the fire.
“One woman is believed to have died and many others are injured. No details are available at this stage.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident.
“Traffic closures are in place on Tollgate Road and restrictions are in place on Bradley Stone Road and Valiant Way, E6.”
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