Tragedy as woman in her 70s is killed in devastating Wimbledon house fire | The Sun

A WOMAN believed to be in her 70s has been killed in a devastating house fire in Wimbledon.

Some 60 firefighters rushed to the end-of-terrace house in Rotherwood Close in south-west London just before 11pm on Tuesday.

The Met Police said the elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cops are trying to locate and inform her next of kin.

Around 14 neighbours were evacuated from surrounding houses as a precaution.

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said that both the ground and first floors of the property were destroyed, and half of the roof was damaged.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a woman from the first floor of the property," they said. "Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

"A woman from a neighbouring property was treated by London Ambulance Service crews for smoke inhalation."

A police spokesman said: “There are no reports of any other injuries.

“At this early stage, the fire is not being treated as suspicious but enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.”

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The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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