BREAKING: Man dies in house fire in Upminster.

A man has sadly died as a result of a house fire in Upminster this morning.

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire on St Mary’s Lane in Upminster.

Most of the roof, half of the first floor and part of the ground floor of a detached house were alight. Sadly, one man died at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 6:35 am and the fire was under control by 8:12 am. Fire crews from Hornchurch, Dagenham, Romford, Barking and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.

The Havering Daily