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A man has died in hospital following a fire at a house in Stapleton Hall Road in Stroud Green last week.
Ten fire engines were called to the terraced house on Wednesday, 19 April. The basement of the house was damaged by fire. Part of the ground floor and part of the first floor of the property and a shed in the rear garden were also damaged in the blaze.
One man was taken to hospital by Helicopter Emergency Service. He remained in hospital where he sadly died on Sunday, 23 April.
Police spokesperson said:
"At this early stage it is believed that an accelerant was poured within the property. Officers attempted to communicate with the man but a short time later there was an explosion inside the address. Five Police officers were injured as a result of the incident, with injuries ranging from burns to a broken wrist. They were taken to a north London hospital for treatment and all have since been released.
"Enquiries into the cause of the explosion continue and the incident is not being treated as terrorism related. Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."
The Brigade was called at 1203 and the fire was under control at 1530 on Wednesday, 19 April. Fire crews from Hornsey, Stoke Newington, Kentish Town, Holloway and other surrounding fire stations attended the scene.