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.

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