Elderly woman dies after fire

An elderly woman who was rescued from a fire in a flat on Deptford High Street during the early hours of this morning has died.

Emergency services were called to the shop conversion just after 1:30am.

A second woman was also rescued and taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

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Murder inquiry after fatal fire

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in a flat fire in Deptford in south London, believed to have been started by an accelerant.