Pensioner dies in house fire

A NINETY-year-old man has died in a house fire in Standish.

Shortly after 6.30pm this evening (Tuesday), emergency services were called to a house on Pepper Lane following reports of a fire.

Greater Manchester Fire Service at the scene of the fire

Greater Manchester Fire Service at the scene of the fire

Fire and police officers arrived and the front door was forced open. The elderly man was discovered collapsed inside the house and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A joint fire and police investigation is now underway to establish the cause of the fire but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances at this stage.