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Man dies in flat fire in Holland Park

A man has died after a fire at a flat in west London on Tuesday evening.

About 80 firefighters were called to the blaze at a first-floor property in Holland Park Gardens, Holland Park, at 21:44 GMT, London Fire Brigade said.

London Ambulance Service said the man died at the scene despite extensive resuscitation efforts.

Man dies in flat fire in Holland Park
Man dies in flat fire in Holland Park

Twelve fire engines attended and eight neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution. The fire was brought under control at 02:01 GMT.

Photos on social media showed flames and smoke coming from the four-storey house converted into flats.

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Fire in Holland Park Gardens. Fire brigade are on it pic.twitter.com/Fl8i16p9KO

— George Nicolas (@GeorgeNicolasUK) February 6, 2018

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George Nicolas, who lives opposite, said on Twitter that the fire appeared to have spread to the second floor of the building before being contained.

London Fire Brigade confirmed a second-floor flat was also damaged.

It said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

LFB added crews from Hammersmith, Kensington, North Kensington and other stations had attended the scene, which is about one mile (1.6km) away from Grenfell Tower, where 71 people lost their lives after a fire last June.

London Ambulance Service said it sent an ambulance crew, hazardous area response team and the air ambulance trauma team in a car after being called out at 21:59 GMT.

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