AN ELDERLY woman has been found dead by fire crews who tackled a house fire in South Norwood last night (Friday).
The woman, who has not been named, was found in the rear lounge of a home in Waverley Road shortly after 8pm, according to London Fire Brigade (LFB).
An LFB spokesman said: "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus found the body of an elderly woman in the rear lounge. She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene."
"The brigade was called at 7.54pm and the fire was under control by 8.19pm. Fire crews from Woodside and Orpington fire stations attended the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation."