London Ambulance Service has issued a statement after a man died in a Welling house fire.

Ambulance crews, police and the fire brigade were called to Kent Avenue yesterday (Monday, June 24) at 6.15pm.

An air ambulance, ambulance crews, members of a hazardous area response team, paramedics in fast response cars and an incident response officer were sent to the scene.

A man was rescued from the building but died at the scene of the blaze.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.

Road closures in the area remain in place.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 6.24pm on Monday 24 June to reports of a fire in Kent Avenue, Welling.

“We sent resources to the scene, including ambulance crews, members of our Hazardous Area Response Team, paramedics in fast response cars, an incident response officer and London’s Air Ambulance.

“Sadly, despite the efforts of our crews, a man died at the scene.”

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at about 18:15hrs on Monday, 24 June to reports of a fire at a house on Kent Avenue in Welling.

“Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended.

“A man was rescued from the building.

“Despite the efforts of emergency services, sadly he died at the scene.

“An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

“Road closures are in place.”