Pensioner dies in flat fire

89 year old man dies in West Kirby in the early hours of Wednesday.

Crews from West Kirby, Heswall and Upton were called to the sheltered accommodation on York Avenue at 2.40am on Wednesday morning.

A 79-year-old woman was rescued from the ground floor flat as was a 76-year-old woman from the flat above.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have started an investigation into how the fire started but they are not treated it as suspicious.