Berkeley Drive, Kingswinford, UK
At 7.10am on Saturday 6 January we responded to a house fire in Berkeley Drive, Kingswinford.
Four fire crews attended, from Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, Dudley and Tipton fire stations.
This was a fire on the ground floor of a detached house, from which a man in his late eighties was rescued by firefighters.
He was handed into the care of the ambulance service and taken to hospital. Very sadly, the man died later the same day.
A dog was also recovered from the premises, but did not survive.
The man’s wife was outside the house when we arrived, with no apparent injuries. Our thoughts are with her at this extremely difficult time, and with everyone affected by this tragic incident.
Our crews were able to contain the fire to two downstairs rooms, although the entire house was affected by smoke.
Our investigators believe that the fire started accidentally. They will prepare a full report for HM Coroner.