Three Irish people believed dead after London fire

Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of the case

Three Irish people believed dead after London fire

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Three people, who are understood to be Irish, have died following a house fire in London earlier this week.

The blaze broke out at a house on Laburnum Avenue in Hornchurch on Monday and was attended by four fire engines and 21 firefighters.

According to the London Fire Brigade, two men and a woman were rescued from the house and treated by emergency services.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two injured men were taken to hospital, where they have since died.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is aware of a case and is providing consular assistance.

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said: "I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the three people who died following a house fire in Hornchurch in Essex, on Monday.

"My Department is providing assistance to the family in this tragic case."

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said: “My thoughts and those of everyone at the Brigade are with the friends and family of the three people who have died following the tragic fire in Hornchurch on Monday morning.

"Firefighters worked extremely hard and did all they could in difficult conditions."