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POLICE LAUNCH JOINT INVESTIGATION AFTER 2 ELDERLY PEOPLE DIE IN A WALKDEN HOUSE FIRE
Police have launched a joint investigation after two people died in a house fire in Walkden.

Shortly before 3.50am this morning Saturday 24 November 2018, officers were called to an address on Edge Fold Crescent, Walkden following a report of a fire.

Firefighters were called to the scene after being called around 3:45am earlier this morning (24th Nov 2018), unfortunately, a man and a woman believed to be in their 80's were found in the building and pronounced dead at the scene.

3 fire trucks attended but this was later scaled back to just 1 once the fire was brought under control and extinguished.

Greater Manchester police say the fire is not currently being treated as suspicious.

A joint investigation between police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is underway.

Forensics officers remain at the scene this morning.

Edge Fold Crescent is currently closed to traffic as a scene remains in place outside the property.

Enquiries are ongoing.


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