Man in his 70s is found dead after fire at his flat in south east London

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Man in his 70s is found dead after fire at his flat in south east London as police launch probe into cause of blaze

  • Police, firefighters and paramedics rushed to Elephant & Castle, south London
  • But the victim, a man aged in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene

A man in his 70s has died following a fire at a flat in south London, police have confirmed.

Emergency services rushed to Brook Drive, Elephant and Castle, at around 10am following reports of the blaze.

But the victim, a man aged in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is has been launched into the cause of the fire, according to a police statement. 

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Emergency services were called shortly before 10am on Sunday, 12 February, to a fire at a flat in Brook Drive, SE11.

Man in his 70s is found dead after fire at his flat in south east London

Emergency services rushed to Brook Drive, Elephant and Castle, at around 10am following reports of the blaze

‘Officers attended along with colleagues from London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service. A man, aged in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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‘Enquiries are under way to establish the cause of the fire. There has been no arrest.’

London Fire Brigade has been contacted for more information. 

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