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Police are continuing to investigate after two people died following a fire at a flat in Heston. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated - at this stage it is being treated as unexplained.
Two people died and two are being treated in hospital for multiple injuries after the fire at a second floor flat in Church Road, Heston, in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Postmortem examinations for both people who died are scheduled to take place tomorrow at Uxbridge Mortuary.
A fire that killed two people at a flat in west London is being treated as suspicious, police said.
Two people died and two are being treated in hospital for multiple injuries after the fire at a second floor flat in Church Road, Heston, in the early hours of this morning.
Police said both men who were taken to hospital remain in a serious condition but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
An 18-year-old man and a 37 year old man were taken to St Mary's Hospital and the 18 year old has since been transferred to a west London hospital.
A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said a 30 year old woman is believed to be one of the two people found dead, while police confirmed that the two patients being treated in hospital are a 37 year old man and an 18 year old man.
The London Ambulance Service spokeswoman added that four ambulance crews, three duty officers, a hazardous area response team and the medical team from the local air ambulance in a car all attended the scene.
The fire was first reported by police officers who spotted it while patrolling the area. Local road closures are in place while firefighters investigate the blaze.
Eight fire engines and around 58 firefighters battled to control the blaze which has now been extinguished, the London Fire Brigade said.
The fire is believed to have started in a flat above a shop before spreading to the roof and neighbouring flats.
Around 50 people who were evacuated from the flats and nearby properties are being moved to emergency accommodation by the local authority.
Three people are believed to have jumped from the burning building before firefighters arrived shortly after 1.30am, a spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said.
An injured person was found in the street close to the burning flat in Church Road, Hounslow, in west London, and pronounced dead.
A second person was found dead inside the flat during a search by firefighters, Scotland Yard said.
A man believed to be 18 years old and a man believed to be in his 30s were taken to St Mary's Hospital as a priority where they are being treated for multiple injuries, the London Ambulance Service said.