Woolwich fire: one dead and two taken to hospital

A huge fire in Woolwich has claimed the life of one woman and two people have been taken to hospital.

UPDATE: Police believe the attack could be arson. The woman who died was aged in her 40s.

The fire occurred in a terraced home at Centurion Court near Queen Elizabeth Hospital, with eight engines rushing to the scene.


London Fire Brigade said: “Two people left the property before the arrival of the Brigade and were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.

“Sadly one woman was found dead at the scene by crews wearing breathing apparatus.”

Twenty three calls were made to the Fire Brigade in response to the fire which appears to have spread throughout the three storey house.

It’s been a sad day in Woolwich – earlier tonight a woman was shot in the town.


There is now a From The Murky Depths Facebook page. Click here to follow and see stories on your Facebook feed.

If you enjoy the site, please consider donating via Patreon or Ko-Fo


Help support me in bringing you events and news in London. Adverts are far from enough to cover living costs and and paying hosting fees, URL fees and Theme costs adding up to hundreds.

You can support via Paypal here

Another option is via Patreon by clicking here

You can also buy me a beer/coffee at Ko-fi here

There's also a Facebook page for the site here

Many thanks

J Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.