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Pensioner dies and woman critically ill following a house fire in north London.

Emergency services in Tottenham. Credit: Twitter / @999London

A pensioner has died and a woman is fighting for her life following a house fire in north London.

The Metropolitan Police said a woman aged around 70 died after being rescued from the property on St Loy's Road, Tottenham, on Friday.

Another woman in her 30s remains in hospital in a life-threatening condition. Four fire engines and 25 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze, after being called at 10.53am.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said:

"Three individuals were in the property at the time, a man who made his own way out of the house, and two women, one believed to be aged in her 30s and one believed to be aged around 70, who were evacuated by the London Fire Brigade.

"Both were taken by ambulance to hospital. The older woman was pronounced dead at 12.09pm, and the younger woman remains in a life-threatening condition.

"We await further updates."

The London Fire Brigade said crews from Tottenham and Stoke Newington fire stations were part of the rescue efforts.

A spokesman said: "Half of the first floor of an end-of-terrace house was damaged by the fire. One man left the property before the brigade arrived. "Two women were rescued from the first floor by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

"They were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews. One of the women sadly later died."

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service confirmed two patients were treated at the scene and taken to a major trauma centre as a priority. The fire was brought under control shortly after midday.

Police said its cause is still unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.