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.