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Pensioner loses fight for life after blaze

Tragedy. Flashback to the fire in Port Erin on Friday, February 14

Tragedy. Flashback to the fire in Port Erin on Friday, February 14

Pensioner Edmund Morrison has lost his fight for life after a fire at his home in Port Erin.

Police confirmed today (Saturday) that Mr Morrison, aged 91, had died.

The blaze happened at Mr Morrison’s bungalow in Station Road on Friday February 14.

He and his wife, who is also 91, were rescued by firefighters.

He was given oxygen at the scene before being taken to Noble’s hospital where he was kept in intensive care.

Police said today that at 9.15am on Monday (March 3) the Coroner of Inquests John Needham, will open an inquest into the death of Mr Morrison at Douglas Courthouse.

Sergeant Gary Heaton of Port Erin Police Station said; ‘This is a very sad time for the family of the elderly couple and our thoughts are with them.

‘Our enquiries are continuing into the matter which I stress is not being treated as suspicious.

‘We will be working together with Isle of Man Fire and Rescue investigators as well as our own forensic officers to establish the cause of the fire.

‘If anyone has any information which may assist our enquiries then please contact Port Erin Police Station on 832222’.

 
 
 

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