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Manchester Road fatal house fire latest

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The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

Liam Thorp, politics reporter

A 43-year-old man has died in a house fire in Manchester Road.

  • Firefighters rescued the man from inside the house after they were called at about 6pm last night, but he later died in hospital.
  • Neighbours said the terraced house was vacant but that somebody had been squatting inside.
  • The downstairs area of the house, where the fire is understood to have started, has been destroyed, while there is severe smoke damage to the upstairs.
  • The man was found collapsed in a bedroom upstairs.
  • He was showing no signs of life when firefighters rescued him and he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards in hospital.
  • The house is opposite Orlando Bridge, next door to Foster's hair salon in Manchester Road, near Lever Grove.
  • Police, who remain at the scene this morning, are yet to confirm the identity of the man.

  • Comments


    Yicker1971 9:24pm Thu 30 Jan 14

    I think I know this man. He was a lost soul 😔

    Score: 1
    oftbewildered2 7:32am Fri 31 Jan 14

    Yicker1971 wrote…


    I think I know this man. He was a lost soul 😔

    very sad - it must be so difficult to get back on track once you have fallen by the wayside if this was such a case. Some do - but many more don't and it seems to me to be a downward spiral.

    Score: 1
    getajob123 9:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    Yicker1971 wrote…


    I think I know this man. He was a lost soul 😔

    he was also a squatter who set fire to a tax payers house

    lost soul................
    .. more like freeloading moron

    Score: -1
    lainy222 10:21pm Fri 31 Jan 14

    getajob123 says...


    Yicker1971 wrote:
    I think I know this man. He was a lost soul 😔
    he was also a squatter who set fire to a tax payers house

    lost soul................

    .. more like freeloading moron you don't know what lead this man to be there GETAJOB you are a complete and utter moron a man has lost his life and you have the nerve to condem him not knowing what or why he was there you are a heartless wonder and i hope you are never in a position to be in his shoes HOW SAD YOU ARE

    Score: 3
    Smaries 3:59pm Sat 1 Feb 14

    Have some respect for us family members.

    R.I.P. cousin x

    Score: 0
    rick2014 7:18am Mon 3 Feb 14

    This man was my cousin you've got anything to say feel free to leave me your address and ill come and discuss it with you.

    Score: 1
    Smaries 11:32am Mon 3 Feb 14

    rick2014 wrote…


    This man was my cousin you've got anything to say feel free to leave me your address and ill come and discuss it with you.

    Ricky this is not the time or place to discuss family bereavement. If they know the family they will approach the appropriate top family members. This is not the appropriate place to have discussion.

    Score: 0
    lainy222 3:22pm Mon 3 Feb 14

    Smaries wrote…


    Have some respect for us family members.

    R.I.P. cousin x

    Marie I have respect for family I am family and Ricky is just handling this in his own way so please just leave him alone

    Score: 1
    Smaries 2:01am Tue 4 Feb 14

    lainy222 wrote…


    Smaries wrote…


    Have some respect for us family members.

    R.I.P. cousin x
    Marie I have respect for family I am family and Ricky is just handling this in his own way so please just leave him alone

    I understand, Chris was my cousin too along with Ricky and all the many others that follow tc x

    Score: 0
    lainy222 11:12am Tue 4 Feb 14

    Smaries wrote…


    lainy222 wrote…


    Smaries wrote…


    Have some respect for us family members.

    R.I.P. cousin x
    Marie I have respect for family I am family and Ricky is just handling this in his own way so please just leave him alone
    I understand, Chris was my cousin too along with Ricky and all the many others that follow tc x

    I know but we all handle things like this in different ways so you get on with your way and let him get on with his

    Score: 1
    denisenurse1 11:07pm Fri 14 Feb 14

    lainy222 wrote…


    Smaries wrote…


    lainy222 wrote…


    Smaries wrote…


    Have some respect for us family members.

    R.I.P. cousin x
    Marie I have respect for family I am family and Ricky is just handling this in his own way so please just leave him alone
    I understand, Chris was my cousin too along with Ricky and all the many others that follow tc x
    I know but we all handle things like this in different ways so you get on with your way and let him get on with his

    DID CHRIS COME FROM HARD LANE ST HELENS

    Score: 0
    denisenurse1 11:08pm Fri 14 Feb 14

    did chris come from hard lane st helens

    Score: 0

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