Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Port Erin Fire: Edmund Morrison, 91, died from pneumonia

Scene of the fire
Image caption Crews from three fire engines battled the fire on Station Road, Port Erin, on 14 February

An elderly man who died in hospital two weeks after a fire at his Isle of Man home had been suffering from pneumonia, an inquest has heard.

Edmund Morrison, 91, originally from Aberdeen, was rescued from the blaze on Station Road, Port Erin, along with his wife on 14 February.

They were taken to Noble's Hospital where Mr Morrison died on Friday. His wife was released the same day.

Smoke inhalation was also a contributing factor, the court heard.

Coroner John Needham opened and adjourned the inquest.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing, the court heard.

Sgt Gary Heaton said: "This is a very sad time for the family of the elderly couple and our thoughts are with them.

"Our inquiries are continuing into the matter which I stress is not being treated as suspicious."

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