Camden's leader has expressed "thoughts and sympathies" to the family and friends of a man who died in a fire this morning.

Police are helping London Fire Brigade with its investigation following a blaze in Woodyard Close, Kentish Town, on Thursday, July 6.

Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters had been scrambled to the blaze at 6.56am, with police arriving four minutes later.

The mid terrace house, a council property, was gutted by flames.

Firefighters found a man on the ground floor of the property, who was pronounced dead at the scene, London Fire Brigade said. 

Cllr Georgia Gould said: “Tragically a Camden resident has died following a fire at his home this morning. All of our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends.

“This has been a traumatic experience for those involved and we are providing emergency help to those who need it. Camden Council officers are on site providing support to residents and assisting the London Fire Brigade.

“I know our communities will come together to support those affected at this very difficult time.”

Cllr Gould said council officers were remaining on site "to offer support and advice to any residents in need" and a rest centre had been set up locally for those who needed it.

A spokesperson for the Met said: "London Fire Brigade attended and are dealing with the blaze.

"One man – no further details – was recovered from the property; he was pronounced dead the scene.

"There are no reports of any other injuries at this time.

"Road closures remain in place around the scene.

"Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing."