the outside of the house after the fire

Elderly woman dies in Wimbledon house fire

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Wimbledon last night.

She was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters rescued her from a burning end-of-terrace house in Rotherwood Close.

Neighbours called emergency services at 22:58 and the fire was under control by 00:23.

Evelyn Goodchild, 29, who also lives on Rotherwood Close said: “I was watching a film when the doorbell rang and there was a lot of noise coming from outside.

“When I came round the corner I saw huge flames coming out of the front of the house. It was terrifying and looked like it was getting totally out of control.”

Photos: Tara Jayne

Emergency services evacuated around 14 residents from surrounding buildings as a precautionary measure.

The blaze completely destroyed the ground and first-floor of the building.

The cause of the house fire is currently under investigation by the London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police.

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