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Hattersley fire victim’s death not suspicious
Monday 6th March 2017 @ 18:07 by Nigel P.
Ashton Community Hyde Stalybridge

Fire crews attending a call out to Honiton Avenue in Hattersley on Sunday sadly discovered the body of a man after they entered his flat to tackle the blaze.

Early investigations into the cause of the fire that claimed one male victim in Hattersley over the weekend indicate that the fire was started accidentally, possibly by a cigarette.

A spokesperson for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said:”The early investigation indicates that it is  likely down to smoking materials as the  probable cause of the fire.”

Police are believed not to be treating the blaze that killed the 57-year-old man in a flat on Honiton Avenue, Hattersley as suspicious.

Firefighters from Ashton, Hyde and Stalybridge were called to the blaze at 9.45am on Sunday morning ( 3/ 5/17).

Six firefighters in breathing apparatus tackled the fire and in the process discovered the body of a man.

A joint investigation between GMP and GMFRS was launched to establish the circumstances behind the fire.

Incident Commander, Bob Pownell, said: “On arrival crew tackled a fire on the ground floor of a three storey building. Six firefighters in breathing apparatus were sent into the building and located one male occupant. Sadly that occupant, has lost his life”.