Investigators unable to determine cause of fatal flat fire in Rotherham

Firefighters at the scene of a fatal blaze in Maltby
Firefighters at the scene of a fatal blaze in Maltby

An investigation into the cause of a fatal blaze in Rotherham failed to determine the cause.

An investigation into the cause of a fatal blaze in Rotherham failed to determine the cause.

A multi-agency investigation was launched after a fire broke out on Queen Mary Street, Maltby, at around 11.30pm on Friday.

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A woman in the property at the time managed to escape before firefighters arrived but a man, aged in his 50s, died.

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A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said the cause of the blaze has been logged as 'unknown'.

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An inquest into the death will be held.