Stoke & Staffordshire

Man dies in house fire in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent

A man has died in a house fire in Stoke-on-Trent.

Staffordshire Fire Service said an alarm monitoring company alerted it to the emergency in Old School Lane, Meir, just before 09:30 GMT.

A spokeswoman was unable to reveal the age of the victim or the extent of the damage. She said the cause of the fire was being investigated.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed a man died "despite the efforts of the emergency services".

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