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Man dies following fire at his home


A man has died following a fire at his home last night.

The emergency call was received at 7.50pm and crews from Tamworth and Polsworth attended the first floor flat in Edale, Stonydelph, Tamworth.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

The gentleman was taken to Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield where, despite the best efforts of paramedics and medical staff, he later died. 

Firefighters and community safety officers will be in the local area in the coming days offering free Home Fire Risk Checks to local residents.