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Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a house in Horns Road, Barkingside this morning.
Part of the first floor of the property was damaged by fire. Sadly a man was found dead in the first floor bedroom by crews wearing breathing apparatus.
The Brigade was called at 0120 and the fire was under control at 0242. Fire crews from Ilford, Hainault and Woodford fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.