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Man dies in fire at St John’s Wood flat

PUBLISHED: 10:05 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:09 13 December 2017

Crews tackled the fire at Robert Morton House

Crews tackled the fire at Robert Morton House

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A man in his 60s has died after a fire at a ground floor flat in Alexandra Place, St John’s Wood this morning.

Ambulances and fire engines are on the sceneAmbulances and fire engines are on the scene

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters tackled the blaze at Robert Morton House.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they are treating the death as non-suspicious. Investigations into the cause of the fire are underway.

A post-mortem is yet to take place. The man’s identity has not been confirmed.

Residents were evacuated after the London Fire Brigade were called at 7.46am.

According to the fire brigade, the fire didn’t spread beyond the flat affected. The fire had been put out by 9.23am.

Investigations into the cause are underway.

The block is owned and run by housing association Origin Housing. A spokesman from Origin Housing confirmed nobody else was hurt by the fire: “This is very upsetting news for all those involved and our thoughts are with the family. Fortunately no other residents were affected by the fire and all are safe and well and being supported by staff on site. We are co-operating fully with the Fire Brigade investigation underway.”

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