A man has died following a fire at a retirement home.

London Fire Brigade were called to a bungalow on fire in Parkside Gardens, Barnet at 1.22am on Friday, October 18.

The brigade says firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a man from the bungalow but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A small part of the building was also damaged by the fire.

Crews from Southgate, Barnet and Finchley fire stations attended, with four fire engines and around 25 firefighters at the scene.

The fire was under control by 2.53am and its cause is currently under investigation.

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