London Police have released the name of the man who died in an apartment fire in the city’s south end.

Officers say 39-year-old Christopher Joseph Manuel was found inside his apartment unit at 140 Langarth St. West around 11:32 p.m. Monday. He was treated by Middlesex-London EMS and transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

London Police say the investigation into the fire has so far shown that a resident of the apartment building was alerted to the blaze by the smoke alarm in his own unit. The man activated the building’s fire alarm and other residents then fled the property.

Just what sparked the blaze and the exact cause of Manuel’s death is still under investigation by the Office of the Fire Marshal, the West Region Coroner and members of the London Police Service Criminal Investigation Division.

Officers say they don’t believe the fire is criminally suspicious, but they remain on scene on Langarth St. West as the investigation unfolds.

Source: Victim Of Fatal Fire On Langarth St. West Identified | (CFPL AM) AM 980