Fatal flat fire in Rotherham was down to smoking materials

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A fatal flat fire in Rotherham was down to discarded smoking materials, an investigation has concluded.

The blaze in Gray Avenue, Aston-cum-Aughton, was discovered at around 11.30pm on Wednesday and when firefighters arrived the flat was engulfed in flames.

A fatal fire in Rotherham was down to smoking materials, a report has concluded (Pic: Robert Taylor)

A fatal fire in Rotherham was down to smoking materials, a report has concluded (Pic: Robert Taylor)

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Firefighters entered the burning flat and found the body of a man.

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Emergency first aid was provided but he could not be revived.

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An investigation into the cause of the blaze established that it started in the living room and involved smoking materials. 

A file has been prepared for the coroner.