Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a block of flats in Parkhill Road in Chingford.
A first floor flat and the roof of the building were damaged by fire. Sadly one person was found in the first floor flat by crews wearing breathing apparatus and was pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance Service crews.
The Brigade was called at 0728 and the fire was under control at 0907. Fire crews from Woodford, Enfield, Walthamstow, Edmonton and Tottenham fire stations attended the scene.
The cause of fire is under investigation.