Investigation underway as man dies in house fire in Droylsden

INVESTIGATIONS are underway after a man was found dead following a house fire in Droylsden.

The male was pronounced deceased at the scene after crews from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended the blaze on Kipling Avenue just before midnight on Tuesday, April 9.

A woman and child were also present in the house when the blaze broke out but they did not suffer any injuries.

Police and the fire brigade are now working to investigate the cause of the fire, which caused extensive damage to the property.

Forensic officers have been observed entering and exiting the badly damaged house and a cordon has been implemented around the area as the investigation continues.

Detective Chief Inspector Anna Barker from Greater Manchester Police’s Tameside district, said: “This is clearly a devastating and shocking incident in which a man has sadly lost his life and that remains in our thoughts as we start to progress our investigations into the circumstances of the fire.”

“I would like to reassure the public that this is being treated as an isolated incident and the public will notice an increase of police officers and staff in the area over the coming days as we work to establish the full circumstances surrounding his death.

“If you have any questions or concerns, please do feel free to approach us in the area.”

Anyone with information should contact police by reporting online or by using the LiveChat function at

Alternatively, call 0161 856 9262 quoting log 6 of 10/4/2024 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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