Barking fire – Boy, 11, dies and four people rushed to hospital after horror flat blaze as family flee flames | The Sun

A YOUNG boy has died and two more kids are in hospital after a horror flat fire in east London.

Emergency services this morning rushed to the blaze on Stern Close in Barking and the 11-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two adults and two children left the flat before firefighters arrived and were taken to hospital.

Another man was treated at the incident by London Ambulance Service crews.

A three-roomed flat on the second floor of the building was destroyed by fire.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "The Brigade was called at 3.25am and the incident was over for firefighters by 5.18am.


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"Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters from Barking, East Ham and surrounding fire stations were in attendance.

"The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and Metropolitan Police Service."

A Met Police spokesperson said: "London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended, sadly an 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

"His next of kin have been informed.

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"Four other people, two adults and two children were taken to hospital, none were in a life threatening condition.

"Police, in consultation with the LFB, are investigating the cause of the fire.

"Enquiries continue, but at this this early stage, the fire does not appear to be suspicious."

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