House blaze man has died in hos­pi­tal

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AMAN left fight­ing for life fol­low­ing a fire at a house has died, say po­lice.

The man, who was in his 50s, was taken to hos­pi­tal but later passed away as a re­sult of his in­juries.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to Kirklee Road, in Castle­ton, Rochdale, just be­fore 8am on Mon­day.

There was heavy fire dam­age to the front door and up­stairs win­dow of the end ter­race prop­erty.

A sec­ond man, who was in his 20s, is un­der­stood to have es­caped from the burn­ing house af­ter jump­ing from an up­stairs win­dow.

He too was taken to hos­pi­tal, but his in­juries were not thought to be lifethreat­en­ing.

A spokesman for GMP said that a joint in­ves­ti­ga­tion had been launched with Greater Manch­ester Fire and Res­cue, how­ever there are not be­lieved to be any sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the fire. A file will be passed to the coro­ner.

The air am­bu­lance was sent to the fire scene and is un­der­stood to have landed at nearby Castle­ton Pri­mary School.

GMP con­firmed that a joint in­ves­ti­ga­tion had

“The prop­erty suf­fered sig­nif­i­cant fire dam­age.

“Po­lice have launched a joint in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause of the fire along­side Greater Manch­ester Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice.

“There are not be­lieved to be any sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the fire.

“A file will be passed to the coro­ner.”

A fire ser­vice spokesman added: “We were called at 7.50am to re­ports of a house fire in Kirklee Road, Rochdale.

“Four fire en­gines from Rochdale, Hey­wood, Chad­der­ton and Old­ham were called to the in­ci­dent.

“They used six breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus and three hose reels to ex­tin­guish the fire. Four ca­su­al­ties self-res­cued, two of whom were taken to hos­pi­tal by NWAS.”

A spokesman for the North West Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said: “We sent three am­bu­lances, the air am­bu­lance and a rapid re­sponse ve­hi­cle.”

●●The scene of the fire at Kirklee Road Castle­ton

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