Man rushed to hospital after Regent’s Canal boat blaze

A man escaped from a narrow boat which caught fire on Regent's Canal this morning (Monday)

A man escaped from a narrow boat which caught fire on Regent's Canal this morning (Monday) - Credit: Archant

A man was rushed to hospital with burns in the early hours after a blaze broke out on the Regent’s Canal narrow boat he was aboard.

A man escaped from a narrow boat which caught fire on Regent's Canal this morning (Monday)

A man escaped from a narrow boat which caught fire on Regent's Canal this morning (Monday) - Credit: Archant

Nearby witnesses who were evacuated from their homes on Dame Street, Islington, heard screams from the man, who managed to escape before Clerkenwell and Islington fire crews attended.

A man escaped from a narrow boat which caught fire on Regent's Canal this morning (Monday)

A man escaped from a narrow boat which caught fire on Regent's Canal this morning (Monday) - Credit: Archant

The burns victim, in his 30s, was rushed to Royal London Hospital after the blaze took hold at about 5.30am this morning.

The cause is still under investigation by officers.