Boy, seven, dies in 'suspicious' house fire

Police and forensics officers at the scene of a house fire on Adolphus Street, Deptford, south-east London, in which a seven-year-old boy has died.
Police and forensics officers at the scene of a house fire on Adolphus Street, Deptford, south-east London, in which a seven-year-old boy has died.

A seven-year-old boy has died in a "suspicious" house fire in south-east London.

Two women jumped from the first floor of the property in Deptford before firefighters arrived, and were treated at the scene.

Fire engine

Fire engine

A seven-year-old boy was found dead inside, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

Six fire engines and around 35 firefighters tackled the blaze at a house on Adolphus Street after they were called at 3.25am on Monday.

LFB said the fire inside the house was "very severe".

The ground and first floors were badly damaged along with the stairs between them.

Crews brought the fire under control by just before 4.50am.

Scotland Yard are treating the blaze as suspicious and the cause of the fire is under investigation.