House blaze man has died in hospital
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