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Man dies following house fire in Baildon overnight

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is saddened to confirm that a man has died following a house fire in Baildon overnight.

Fire crews were called to an address in Central Avenue, Baildon, just before 02.30 hrs this morning (19/12/17).

This was a domestic property and crews extinguished a small fire in the kitchen.

Crews gave emergency first aid to a gentleman at the address however he sadly later died.

Fire engines from Shipley, Bingley and Bradford attended.

A neighbour was alerted to the fire by their own smoke alarm sounding and called the Fire Service.

Area Manager for Fire Safety Chris Kirby said: “Fire crews did everything possible to save the 70-year-old gentleman and our deepest condolences go to his family at this particularly sad time.

“There was a small fire in the kitchen and a detailed fire investigation will continue today to ascertain the cause, however we do not believe it to be suspicious.

“This tragedy reminds us all of the importance of having smoke alarms in our homes which give an early warning of fire and time to safely escape your property.”