Two fire engines and 10 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a block of flats in Culvers Retreat, Carshalton.
A small part of a ground floor flat was damaged in the fire. One man suffering from burns was taken to hospital. He sadly later died in hospital (3 January).
The Brigade was called at 0912 and the fire was under control at 0938. Fire crews from Mitcham and Wallington fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.