TWO women and two children have died in a horrific house fire in South East London, the fire brigade said.

The four victims were pulled from the house by fire fighters using a nine metre ladder and breathing apparatus – yet they all died at the scene.

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the blaze at the house on Hamilton Road in Bexleyheath.

London Fire Commissioner Andy Roe said: “This is a truly terrible incident which is both sad and shocking.

"Our thoughts are with the family, friends and local community at this difficult time."

One man left the house before emergency workers arrived, officials said.

He was rushed to hospital by London Ambulance Service.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at around 8.30pm and the incident was over by 9.45pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Meanwhile, a huge fire erupted at Pinewood film studios on the same night, with emergency services scrambling to the scene.

The blaze sent huge plumes of smoke into the air above the site in Slough, Berkshire.

Fire crews were scrambled to workshops 141 and 142 within the studio complex at around 9.10pm tonight.

Crews from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and London Fire Brigade tackled the blaze.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

A person in the area tweeted: "Pinewood Studios is currently on fire!"

Another said: "Hope everyone is safe; just see a huge fire at Pinewood Studios and at least five fire engines are in attendance."

Nearby residents said they heard "a very big explosion" when the fire started.

Pictures shared on social media show a significant amount of smoke around the studios.

Pinewood has been home to the James Bond stage since 1976, with its construction costing $1.8 million (£1.3 million).

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