Fatal fire in Poynton Date published: 25th May 2016 10.07am

Officers from Cheshire Police are currently assisting Cheshire Fire and Rescue service at the scene of a fatal fire in Poynton.

The fire at an address on Coppice Road, Poynton, was reported to officers at approximately 8.00am this morning, Wednesday 25th May.

Sadly a man, believed to be the 85-year-old occupant of the house, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

As a result of the incident Coppice Road is currently closed from its junction with Shrigley Road North to the junction with Waterloo Road, local diversions are in place.

Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have launched a joint investigation into the cause of the fire.