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VIDEO: Neighbour describes waking to 'screams' as boy dies in fire


A neighbour has described waking up to "screams" and "smoke billowing" as a 7-year-old boy remained trapped inside a burning house in London.

The seven-year-old died in a blaze at a property in Deptford, south-east London.

Two women managed to escape by jumping from a first floor window before firefighters arrived.

Kayla McClellan (23) who lives next door to the property, said: "I just woke up to screaming and when we opened the door a wall of fire came through the front and we immediately closed it and went out through the back."

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

Nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution and crews brought the fire under control just before 4.50am.

The Metropolitan Police have launched an arson investigation, having deemed the fire to be suspicious.

No arrests have been made.

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