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Three Irish People Have Died In House Fire In England

By James Fenton

February 8, 2017 at 3:26pm


Three Irish people have reportedly died in a house fire in England.

According to RTÉ, the blaze broke out at a house on Laburnum Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex shortly after 4am on Monday morning. 

One woman was pronounced dead at the scene while two men who were in the property passed away in hospital earlier today. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is providing consular assistance to the families involved. 

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said: 

"My thoughts and those of everyone at the Brigade are with the friends and family of the three people who have died following the tragic fire in Hornchurch on Monday morning. Firefighters worked extremely hard and did all they could in difficult conditions." 

Metropolitan Police say there were no suspicious circumstances as to the cause of the fire. 


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