Man dies in fire in Walmer Bridge, Preston

A man has died in a fire at his home in Walmer Bridge near Preston.

Fire crews were called to the blaze in a first floor flat on Gill Lane at about 19:15 GMT on Wednesday by neighbours.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire Service said the fire was "very well developed and intense" when they arrived and that the man was already dead.

He has not yet been named. An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

The spokesman added they were investigating whether a smoke alarm at the flat was working.

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