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Partners join forces to give fire safety advice to Todmorden community after man died following house fire

Sadly on Friday January 17, a man in his 70s, who lived in White Platts Street, Todmorden, died following a fire at his mid-terrace home.  

Fire crews were called to the property shortly before 6pm but the man could not be saved.

Fire Investigators attended the property and have found the cause of the fire was most likely to be an electrical fan heater in close proximity to combustible materials.  

The Fire Service is continuing to examine all of the circumstances that led to the fire and will be providing a full report to the Coroner.  

Our sympathies remain with the man’s family and friends.  

Fire crews and partners will be in the Todmorden area tomorrow (January 25) talking to residents and handing out fire safety leaflets.