Couple in their 80s die in house fire in Salford
A MAN and a woman believed to be in their 80s have died in a house fire.
The blaze, at a property in Walkden, Salford, is not being treated as suspicious.
Emergency services were called to the house in Edge Fold Crescent shortly before 3.50am yesterday.
The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police: “The fire is not currently being treated as suspicious.
“A joint investigation between police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is under way.
“Edge Fold Crescent is currently closed to traffic as a scene remains in place outside the property. “Inquiries are ongoing.” Four fire engines were sent to the scene of the blaze.
Ben Levy, area manager for Salford and Trafford, said: “It’s a tragic incident and first and foremost our thoughts are with the families and friends of those involved.”