Man dies in hospital after Barbican flat fire


A man has died in hospital after being rescued by firefighters from a flat blaze in the Barbican.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was rescued from the ground floor flat on the Golden Lane Estate at 12.15pm on Tuesday.

He was pulled out of the burning building and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

A London Fire Brigade (LFB) spokesperson said: “A man has sadly died following a flat fire on Golden Lane Estate in Barbican.

“Half of a four roomed flat on the ground floor of a seven-storey building was damaged by the fire.

“One man was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and was taken to hospital by London Ambulance crews, where he sadly later died.”

The Brigade was called at 12.14pm and the flames were under control by 12.54pm.

Three fire engines and around 15 firefighters from Soho, Shoreditch, and Euston fire stations were in attendance.

The LFB said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.