Fire on Upper Brockley Road - update

As has already been widely reported (, on April 10th, a fire engulfed a house on Upper Brockley Road, killing one man and forcing the temporaty closure of the adjoining garage.

Police cordoned-off the site for nearly two weeks as builders made the buildings safe and the site was investigated. The police confirmed that arson is suspected as a possible cause of the fire and that the man killed was homeless and had been sleeping at the otherwise-disused house.

The house was badly damaged and remains surrounded by scaffolding as substantial rennovation will be required.