Man dies in a house fire in Netherton

Man dies in a house fire in Netherton

by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MERSEYSIDE Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed a fatality at a house fire in Canterbury Way, Netherton, on Wednesday, May 13.

Crews were alerted at 6.04pm and on the scene at 6.10pm. Merseyside Police and the North West Ambulance Service also attended the incident.

Firefighters discovered the body of a man at the property after being called to the fire, which was well alight, on arrival. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Three fire engines attended and six firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using high pressure hose reels and a main branch. The fire was fully extinguished by around 7.30pm.

Mark Thomas, Group Manager for Prevention at MFRS, said: “On arrival, fire crews found a well-developed fire at the rear of the terraced property. The fire had fully engulfed a lean-to in the garden and was spreading inside the property. Crews were able to bring the fire under control quickly. Sadly, it became clear very early into the incident that a male had been involved in the blaze. He died of his injuries at the scene.

“The cause and the circumstances have been investigated by the Police and our Incident Investigation Team. The initial investigation indicates that this was a tragic accident after a garden fire has developed out of control. MFRS Prevention staff are planning follow-up activity in the area next week to provide reassurance to the local community.”

The deceased’s next of kin have been informed by Merseyside Police.

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