A man has died after a fire broke out at a flat in the early hours of the morning.
Police were called to Wednesbury Road in Walsall at just after 4am on Monday where a man in his 30s was confirmed dead at the scene.
The road remains closed whilst officers carry out forensic examinations of the scene to establish the cause of the fire and how the man died.
Meanwhile, Hillary Primary School in Pleck has told pupils to stay home due to the incident nearby.
National Express West Midlands has been forced to divert several buses as a result of the road closures.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "We’re investigating after a man was found dead in a flat fire in Walsall this morning.
"Emergency services were called just after 4am to Wednesbury Road, where a man in his 30s was confirmed dead at the scene.
"A cordon remains in place with a road closure while forensic examinations take place to establish the cause of the fire and how the man died."
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via live chat or by calling 101 quoting log 371 of 20/11.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff discovered two patients.
“One of whom, a man, it sadly quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“The second patient, a woman, was assessed for the effects of smoke inhalation before being discharged at the scene.”
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