Man dies in Acton fire

Second man escapes

A man has died after a fire in Acton. London Fire Brigade were called to Old Oak Common Lane at 11.28pm on Friday 3 November and four fire engines and 25 firefighters were sent to the scene.

In a statement the LFB say:

“Part of a maisonette flat on the second and third floors of a mixed-use building was damaged by fire. One man was led to safety from the flat before firefighters arrived. He was given immediate emergency care by firefighters before being taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued another man from the flat. He was given immediate emergency care before being taken to hospital, where he sadly later died.”

The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers received six calls about the fire. The fire was extinguished by 01.00am. Firefighters from Acton, Hammersmith and Park Royal fire stations attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and Metropolitan Police Service.