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Fatal house fire in Bath found to have started accidentally

A 64-year-old man was rescued by firefighters but sadly later passed away. Credit: ITV News West Country

The house fire in Bath which claimed the life of a 64-year-old man was found to have started accidentally.

Four fire engines were alerted to the incident at a two-storey detached house early on Monday morning.

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.

Crews say a third man, believed to be a neighbour who entered the property to help before emergency services arrived, was also treated for the effects of smoke inhalation but was discharged at the scene.

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House fire 'under control' in Bath

Emergency services were called to the city this afternoon. Twitter posts claimed that the roof had collapsed. Credit: ITV News

Fire crews that responded to a house fire on Combe Park Road in bath say the incident is now under control.

This evening the flames have subsided and crews say the incident is 'under control'. Though damage to the property is visible. Credit: ITV News

Fire crews cross picket line to tackle Bath fire

Fire crews have crossed the picket line this to tackle a fire at a three storey house in Bath.

Three crews providing cover during today's strike are on the scene in Combe Park, near the Royal United Hospital.

They've been joined by two further crews who left the pickets to help. The road has been closed, limiting access to the hospital.

Huge fire at house in Combe Park, Bath

Fire fighters strike over pensions

24-hour fire strike starts this morning

Around 3,000 firefighters across the region are due to go on strike later this morning in a row over pensions.

Today's strike, starting at 9am, will be the longest strike held so far and will last 24 hours. Contingency plans have been put on place with some fire stations still operating. Fire chiefs say it may take them a little longer to respond to 999 calls.

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