A man has died after a house fire early this morning.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to the fire at a house in Downland Close, Coulsdon just before 7am.

Sadly one man was confirmed dead at the scene.

Most of the first floor and around half the ground floor plus a section of the roof were damaged by fire.

The fire was under control just after 8.30am.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.