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Woman killed and 12 flee as fire rips through block of flats for adults with learning disabilities

  • More than 70 firefighters were called to Connington Crescent in Chingford
  • London Fire Brigade said 12 people left three-storey block before they arrived
  • Pictures from the scene show flames pouring out of the roof of the building 

A woman has died after a fire at residential units for adults with learning disabilities.

More than 70 firefighters were called to Connington Crescent in Chingford, north east London, just before 2.15am today.

London Fire Brigade said 12 people left the three-storey block before firefighters arrived.

Flames rip from the roof of Connington Court Care Home in Connington Crescent, Chingford, east London early this morning

Firefighters continue to damp down the building at Connington Court Care Home in Connington Crescent, Chingford, east London

Firefighters continue to damp down the building at Connington Court Care Home in Connington Crescent, Chingford, east London

More than 70 firefighters were called to Connington Crescent, Chingford, just before 2.15am today

More than 70 firefighters were called to Connington Crescent, Chingford, just before 2.15am today

Pictures from the scene show flames pouring out of the roof of the building, which houses Connington Court and Connington House – which are both run by Sequence Care and provide services to support adults with autism and other complex needs or behaviours, according to Care Quality Commission documents.

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.’

Pictures from the scene show flames pouring out of the roof of the building, which houses Connington Court and Connington House

Pictures from the scene show flames pouring out of the roof of the building, which houses Connington Court and Connington House

 

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