Man dies after fire tears through flat in Rotherham

A man has died after a fire at his flat in Rotherham.

Saturday, 3rd February 2018, 5:55 am
Updated Saturday, 3rd February 2018, 6:20 am
Firefighters were called to the flat shortly before midnight (photo: SYFR)

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Queen Mary Street in Maltby, Rotherham, shortly before midnight last night.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the flames.

They found the body of a man in his 50s inside the property.

Crews from Maltby, Aston Park and Edlington stations attended the fire, to which they were called at 11.38pm.

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said a multi-agency investigation into the cause of the fire would now take place.