Plaistow fire: 50-year-old man dies from blaze in Newham home

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A Met Police spokesperson said the man was pronounced dead at the scene, and that the cause of the fire is currently unknown.

A 50-year-old man has died after a fire broke out in a home in Plaistow, east London.

The Met Police attended the Newport Avenue property after being called by the London Fire Brigade at 5.23am this morning (July 10).

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene. An officer said his next of kin have been informed.

A police spokesperson said the cause of the fire is unknown, with officers working alongside investigators from the Brigade to establish the circumstances.

A spokesperson for the Brigade said they were called at 5.15am, and that a ground floor room was mostly damaged in the fire.

They added it was under control by 6.36am, with crews from Plaistow, East Ham and Poplar in attendance.

Newham Council tweeted it is aware of the incident, and is supporting residents.

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