Bungalow fire results in fatality

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) attended a bungalow fire in Towers Avenue, Maghull, Sefton, on Monday 31st January. Sadly, we can confirm that the incident has resulted in the death of a woman.

Fire crews were alerted at 5.18am and on scene at 5.26am. Three fire engines attended.

On arrival crews found smoke issuing from the building. 4 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and began fighting the fire with hose reel jets while searching for occupants. As firefighters searched the bungalow they discovered a casualty, unconscious and not breathing.

Firefighters immediately provided emergency first aid, but despite their best efforts, sadly were unable to save the woman.

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and Merseyside Police were also in attendance at the incident. 

The deceased’s next of kin have been informed and a file has been passed to the Coroner.

A joint investigation into the cause of the fire is taking place between Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service and Merseyside Police.