Man dies in Liverpool flat fire

Rocky Lane in Tuebrook The fire broke out at a flat on Rocky Lane in Tuebrook

A man in his 40s has died after a fire at a flat in Liverpool, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has said.

The fire, which took two hours to extinguish, broke out at about 01:30 GMT on Rocky Lane in Tuebrook.

The man was taken to hospital after being found unconscious inside the property. He died a short time later.

The man has been identified and his next of kin are being informed. An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

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