Man’s death at house blamed on ‘chemical’
He added: “Two personnel wearing breathing apparatus were needed to take these samples.”
The fire service left the scene at 3.30pm.
In a statement a spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Emergency services attended at a property on Jacksons Lane, Dewsbury, following the sudden death of a 76-year-old male present there.
“Due to chemical materials found in the house, specialist firefighters have attended alongside the ambulance service and the police. There is not believed to be any wider threat to the general public and enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances of the man’s death.”
The Examiner understands that the cause of the man’s death is not believed to be suspicious.