Stoke & Staffordshire

Man, dies a month after a fire at Stoke-on-Trent house

A 24-year-old man has died in hospital after a fire at a house in Stoke-on-Trent last month.

Christopher Maskery died at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham on Tuesday morning following the incident in Housefield Road on 17 December.

A woman who was also taken to hospital remains in a critical, but stable, condition, police said.

The fire was not being treated as suspicious. An investigation to establish the cause was ongoing.

Following Mr Maskery's death a report would now be prepared for HM Coroner, Staffordshire Police said.

It added Mr Maskery's family have expressed their gratitude to staff at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and Selly Oak Hospital for the care they gave him.

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