Devon

Torquay flat fire man dies

The scene of the fire in Fore Street Image copyright D&C Police Drones
Image caption The street remains cordoned off because of the dangerous state of the buildings

A man rescued from a major flat fire has died.

He was transferred to a specialist burns unit in Swansea following the fire in Fore Street, St Marychurch, Torquay, on 9 May.

Police said the man, who suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation, had since died.

Around 12 residents were evacuated from a number of properties in the street, which remains cordoned off as the buildings are dangerous.

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Image caption Forty firefighters were called to tackle the blaze

Forty firefighters were called to tackle the fire.

A file is being prepared for the coroner to hold an inquest into the death.

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