Elderly man confirmed to have died following Birmingham house fire

Fire investigators believe blaze started accidentally



Published on 6 February 2023
This incident is closed

Overton Road, Birmingham, UK

We are saddened to confirm that a man in his nineties died following a house fire in Birmingham over the weekend.

We responded to a terraced property in Overton Road, Acocks Green at 5.50am on Saturday morning (4 Feb).

Crews from Billesley, Solihull and Hay Mills fire stations attended.

They forced their way into the house, and were met with a well-developed fire in the lounge.

They wore breathing apparatus and used hose reels to extinguish the fire, which was confirmed to be out by 6.20am

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the man’s death.

It is believed that the fire started accidentally. A report will be prepared for HM Coroner.