Man dies in fire which completely destroys Barnet flat

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Flames engulfed the first floor and roof of a two-storey mid-terraced building in Barnet early this morning.

A man has died in a flat fire in north London after firefighters battled to extinguish the blaze.

Flames engulfed the first floor and roof of a two-storey mid-terraced building in Barnet early this morning (Thursday, December 15).

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Firefighters battled a house fire in Barnet. Photo: London Fire BrigadeFirefighters battled a house fire in Barnet. Photo: London Fire Brigade
Firefighters battled a house fire in Barnet. Photo: London Fire Brigade | Photo: London Fire Brigade

Dozens of firefighters and eight fire engines rushed to the blaze in the block of flats in Nether Street, Barnet.

The London Fire Brigade has said all of the four-roomed first floor property and the roof were destroyed.

The fire service received 14 calls about the incident, at Gainsborough Court and dispatched around 60 firefighters from Barnet, Southgate, Mill Hill, Finchley and Hendon fire stations to fight the flames.

A LFB spokesperson said: “The brigade was called at 6.53am and the fire was under control by 9.12am.

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“The fire, which was in a block of flats rather than a house as previously described, destroyed a flat on the first floor and the roof.”

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage but will be investigated.

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