Man dies at scene of Camden sheltered accomodation fire after jumping from window


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An elderly man has died at the scene of a fire in Camden after jumping from a third floor window.

Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters battled to put out a blaze at a sheltered accommodation block in Camden Town this morning.

Police have confirmed a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A fire service statement said: “Firefighters contained the fire to the third floor flat where it started but sadly the flat’s occupant – an elderly man – jumped from a third floor window before the Brigade arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene by doctors from London’s air ambulance.”

A man from a neighbouring flat was led to safety.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus led a second man to safety from a neighbouring flat on the third floor and he was treated for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service at the scene. A third man left before firefighters arrived and was uninjured.

The fire brigade was called to the block in Camden Road at 10.42am.

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Firefighters were able to contain the fire within the flat where it started.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage, and firefighters remain at the scene.