Birmingham & Black Country

Man, 63, dies in Walsall bungalow fire

A 63-year-old man has died in a fire at a bungalow in Walsall.

It happened shortly after 18:30 BST on Sunday, on Brackendale Drive on the Yew Tree Estate.

West Midlands Fire Service said the man died from burns and the effects of smoke inhalation. He was confirmed dead at the scene, the ambulance service said.

Investigators said the fire was started accidentally, caused by ignition from smoking material.