Investigation launched after man loses his life in Bath fire

Southdown Road, Bath

A man has passed away and a second man is in hospital following a fire at a house in Bath.

Three fire engines from Bath and one from Hicks Gate fire station were alerted to the incident at the two storey detached property.

Once on scene firefighters found a fire affecting a bedroom on the first floor of the house. Acting on information that there were two people inside, firefighters in breathing apparatus immediately entered the property to carry out a search and extinguish the fire.

A 64 year-old man in a serious condition was rescued by firefighters from a first floor bedroom. He was taken to hospital by ambulance but sadly later passed away.

A second man, aged 92 years-old, was also rescued by firefighters from a second bedroom. He was also taken to hospital after suffering burns and smoke inhalation.

A third man, believed to be a neighbour who entered the property to provide assistance before the arrival of fire crews, was also treated for the effects of smoke inhalation but was discharged at the scene.

The fire caused serious damage to a first floor bedroom and smoke damage elsewhere in the property.

The fire was found to have started accidentally.

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