As previously reported by Island Echo, four appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to Wood Street, ryde at 13:10 following reports of a property fire.
Despite the best efforts of firefighters and paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, a man has died as a result of injuries sustained in the blaze.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“Initial enquiries are underway to establish the cause and circumstances of the fire.
“Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course”.
Other residents living in the block of flats have been evacuated to Ryde Police Station and are giving witness statements to police.
No arrests have been made.