Man dies in fire in sheltered flats in West Kirby

A man has died in a fire at sheltered accommodation on Merseyside.

Fire crews were called to the flats in York Avenue, West Kirby at about 0240 GMT.

Two women, 79, and 76, from two other flats were rescued by firefighters and treated for smoke inhalation, Merseyside Fire and Service said.

The fire service has started an investigation into the cause of the fire but it is not thought to be suspicious, a spokesman said.

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