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Incident Date: 05 March 2017
A man has died following a flat fire in Hattersley.
Firefighters from Ashton, Hyde and Stalybridge were called to Honiton Avenue at 9.45am this morning (Sunday, March 5th, 2017). Six firefighters in breathing apparatus tackled the fire and in the process discovered the body of a man.
A joint investigation between GMP and GMFRS has been launched to establish the circumstances behind the fire.
Incident Commander, Bob Pownell, said: “On arrival crew tackled a fire on the ground floor of a three storey building. Six firefighters in breathing apparatus were sent into the building and located one male occupant. Sadly that occupant, an elderly gentleman, has lost his life”.
Anyone with any information on the fire is urged to contact Greater Manchester Police by calling 101 and stating incident number 854 of 5 March 2017.
Roads in the local area are likely to be affected during the investigation.