Man dies in hospital after being rescued from Hackney house fire

Dericote Street, Hackney  (Google Maps)
Dericote Street, Hackney (Google Maps)

A man has died in hospital after being rescued from a house fire in Hackney.

Around 25 firefighters in four fire engines rushed to the blaze at a terraced home in Dericote Street, near London Fields, shortly after 9pm on Wednesday.

Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters rescued two men from the first floor of the building via an internal staircase.

One man was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Another was taken to hospital, where he tragically later died, it was confirmed by London Fire Brigade on Friday.

The fire was under control by around 10pm on Wednesday.

The cause is under investigation, but it is not believed to have been suspicious.