Man killed in fire at apartment in St Annes

A man has been killed in a fire at his flat, Lancashire Fire Service has said.

A fire service spokesperson said firefighters were called to a fire at a first floor flat in Lightburne Rd, St Annes, at 0216 GMT.

Firefighters using breathing apparatus rescued the man from the flat but he died at the scene.

An investigation involving both the fire service and Lancashire Police is under way. Early indications were said to suggest the fire was not suspicious.

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