Pensioner, 90, dies in house fire

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A PENSIONER has died after a fire at his home.

Wigan firefighters assisted colleagues from Lancashire fire and rescue service at the blaze on Chorley Road in Hilldale, near Parbold.

The body of a 90-year-old man was found inside the house.

A Lancashire police spokesman said: “We were called at 5.45pm following reports of a fire on Chorley Road.

“Sadly, the body of a 90-year-old man was found inside the property.

“We are investigating the incident alongside the fire service.”

It’s not thought that the pensioner’s death is being treated as suspicious.