Two fire engines and around 10 firefighters were called to a fire at a block of flats on Daley Street in Hackney.
Part of a three roomed flat on the ground floor of the two-storey building was damaged by the fire. Sadly, one man was confirmed dead at the scene.
The Brigade was called at 1854 and the fire was under control by 2017. Fire crews from Homerton fire station attended the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.