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Woman critical after falling from a burning flat

Woman critical after falling from a burning flat

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A woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition after she fell from a burning flat

Three fire engines and around 14 fire fighters and officers were called to a blaze at a block of flats in Poplar Place in Thamesmead on Thursday May 25 shortly after 5.15pm.

A spokesman from the police said on Friday: “A 57-year-old woman was taken to hospital was taken to hospital suffering from injuries believed to be sustained when she fell from the building. She remains in hospital in a critical condition.”

LFB said half of the one bedroom flat on the second floor was damaged by the blaze and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters from Plumstead, Erith and Bexley fire stations attended the fire which was brought under control by 6.15pm.

Reporter | Resident of Lewisham for more than 25 years and studied sociology at Goldsmiths. Previously worked for many years as a picture researcher for book and part work publishers and joined The Mercury after studying for a NCTJ at Lambeth College. Big yoga and walking fan – not just in the country but also along the River Thames. Love South East London and wander around Lewisham town centre, Deptford High Street and Greenwich Town Centre at least once a week. Mandy has worked for the Mercury for 14 years.

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Woman critical after falling from a burning flat