Andover Estate fire: Woman dies and people evacuated from blazing Finsbury Park building
PUBLISHED: 13:59 26 October 2019 | UPDATED: 14:39 26 October 2019
A person has died and people are being evacuated from a flaming building in Finsbury Park’s Andover Estate.
Police were called at 12:41pm, following reports of a fire in a residential building in Mingard Walk.
The London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service were also scrambled to the scene.
A Met Police spokesperson said: "Residents are being evacuated.
One [woman] has been pronounced dead.
The cause of the fire will be investigated."
Another person has been taken to hospital for treatment - their condition is not yet known.
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A bystander told the Gazette they saw a "person brought out onto the balcony" from "family-sized flat" who "wasn't moving".
Lucy Brown, who lives in a flat opposite the estate, told the Gazette: "I can see two fire engines, four ambulances and a few police cars. We have been told by one of the firefighters that someone's died and someone else is critical but we don't know anything what caused it [the fire].
"Looking out of the window, I just saw a stretcher - they put someone in an ambulance.
"Originally I looked out of the window and only saw one fire engine. My boyfriend is a firefighter [off-duty today], so I said: 'What's happening?'
"There was smoke coming from a flat in the Andover Estate, on the other side of the building.
"I never saw any flames, just smoke. I'm really confused. I feel like there's a lot of police cars."
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