Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a fire in a sheltered accommodation block on Camden Road in Camden Town this morning
Firefighters contained the fire to the third floor flat where it started but sadly the flat’s occupant – an elderly man – fell from a third floor window before the Brigade arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene by doctors from London’s air ambulance.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus led a second man to safety from a neighbouring flat on the third floor and he was treated for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service at the scene. A third man left before firefighters arrived and was uninjured.
The Brigade was called at 1042 and the fire was under control by 1212. Crews from Soho, Shoreditch, Lambeth and Stanmore fire stations were at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.