13th Apr, 2021

Investigation launched after man dies in Coventry flat fire

Editorial Correspondent 11th Jan, 2021 Updated: 12th Jan, 2021

A JOINT police and fire service investigation has been launched after a man died following a flat fire in Coventry yesterday afternoon (Sunday January 10).

Firefighters from Foleshill arrived at the incident in Almond Tree Avenue, Bell Green, Coventry, within five minutes and quickly extinguished the blaze just before 3pm.

A statement from West Midlands Fire Service posted on Twitter said: “Tragically the occupant was found deceased. Investigations regarding the cause of the fire are ongoing.”

An ambulance and paramedic officer also attended the incident  and treated a man believed to be in his 60s.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “On arrival the fire was out. Unfortunately, a man who had been found inside the property was confirmed dead at the scene.”

West Midlands Police said: “We were alerted by the fire service to a fire at a property on Almond Tree Avenue, Coventry just after 3pm yesterday afternoon (10 January).

“On arrival, our officers found a man in his 60s being treated by paramedics. Despite their best efforts the man sadly died at the scene.

“A joint investigation was launched to understand the circumstances behind the fire, but the man’s death is not being treated as suspicious.”

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