Man dies in accidental house fire

Two firefighters talking

Man dies in accidental house fire

A man has died in a house fire which started accidentally in Burntwood.

Fire fighters were called at 12.35am on Sunday (20 February) to a property on Hawthorne Crescent.

Crews from Cannock, Cannock Chase Terrace and Rugeley attended as did paramedics and officers from Staffordshire Police.

Sadly, a man in his 80s was pronounced dead by paramedics a short time later.

Two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire which was later deemed accidental. 

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing