Fire investigators reveal smoking as cause of fatal Bloxwich house fire

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Fire investigators have revealed the cause of a fatal house fire in Bloxwich which killed a man and a woman, to be 'smoking-related'.

Emergency services were called to a property in Croxdene Avenue, Bloxwich, Walsall at around 2.00am yesterday (Monday 3 April).

West Midlands Ambulance Service said both occupants were in a critical condition when medics arrived.

A man and woman were both pronounced dead at the scene.

West Midlands Fire Service said six firefighters went into the burning building to tackle the flames.

A man and woman were both pronounced dead at the scene on Croxdene Avenue. Credit: BPM Media

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said: "Our fire investigators have completed their work at the scene of a house fire in Croxdene Avenue, Bloxwich, in which two people died.

"They believe the cause was smoking-related."A report will now be prepared for HM Coroner. Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by this tragic incident."