Man dies after huge fire rips through Brentford house as neighbours evacuated
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According to a statement released by the London Fire Brigade: “A man has sadly died following a house fire on Netley Road in Brentford.”
“The two storey house fire was badly damaged by the blaze. Firefighters found the man on the ground floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The spokesperson added: “The house is was a two-floor building and was severely damaged.
“One woman left before fire services arrived and was taken to hospital.
“Another woman was rescued from the first-floor bedroom by firefighters in breathing apparatus and was taken to the hospital.
“The fire was under control by 6.39pm, the cause of the fire is under investigation.”
The fire started a house on Netley Road, near Ealing Road at 4.03pm on Sunday 13 November.
“Emergency services are in attendance. Three people were treated by the London Ambulance Service,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said.
“Despite the efforts of paramedics, one person was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The other two people have been taken to hospital; we await an update on their condition.
“A number of neighbouring properties have been evacuated.”
Figures released by the fire and rescue services (FRSs) in England, attended 584,881 incidents in the year ending June 2022, an 11 per cent increase compared with the previous year (529,167).
Of these incidents, there were 154,772 fires which was a three per cent increase compared with the previous year (149,804).
There were 275 fire-related fatalities in the year ending June 2022 compared with 251 in the previous year.
The 275 fire-related fatalities included 99 fire-related fatalities from the final three months of 2021, which was the highest quarterly figure recorded since April, May and June in 2017 (the quarter the Grenfell Tower fire occurred in) and prior to that the largest since October, November and December in 2008.