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Death of second person following Orpington house fire

News   •   Jun 04, 2019 15:37 BST

Detectives investigating a house fire in Orpington can confirm a second person has died.

Police were called to an address in Cray Avenue at 23:14hrs on Monday, 28 May to assist the London Fire Brigade who were dealing with a fire.

A 45-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination held on Thursday, 30 May gave the preliminary cause of death as burns and inhalation of fire fumes.

A 45-year-man was taken to, where he sadly died on Sunday, 2 June.

A post-mortem examination will take place on Thursday, 6 June.

Next of kin are aware.

An 11-year-old girl and a 17-year-old male were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. They have since been discharged.

The occupants of the house are believed to be family members.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is being conducted by the South Area Command Unit and the LFB.

No arrests have been made.