Report from the London Fire Brigade:
“Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters attended a fire in a studio/workshop on Mount Pleasant, near Clerkenwell, overnight.
“Firefighters rescued one female, who was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service where she later died. The fire caused some damage to the second floor of the premises.
“The Brigade was called at 2321 and the fire was under control by 0039. Crews from Clerkenwell, Islington and Euston were at the scene.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”