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The blaze happened at around 1.15am in Low Hill, Wolverhampton, and when emergency services rushed to the scene, they rescued the man from the building. Despite the best efforts of medics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbours told of their shock as police continue to investigate the fire.

One man said: “It is such a shock. My mum said that she saw police cars but I didn’t imagine this.

“There’s always something happening around here.”

Forensic officers are present on the housing estate, reports Birmingham Live.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “On arrival crews discovered one patient, a man, who had been rescued from the property by the fire service.

Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

The entire property has been taped off by the fire service as the morning has progressed, with an investigation likely to continue into Thursday afternoon (December 30).

While police officers currently remain at the scene alongside firefighters, they currently don’t believe the fire to be caused by arson.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “The fire is not currently being treated as suspicious.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said the blaze was on the second floor of a three-storey building that had been sub-divided into bedsits.

“At 1.06 am in the early hours of Thurs 30 Dec we were alerted to a fire in Dickens Road, Wolverhampton,” the spokesperson said.

“Two fire engines and a Brigade Response Vehicle, crewed by 13 firefighters from Wolverhampton and Fallings Park fire stations, responded initially with the first crew arriving within three minutes.

“Crews from Willenhall, Bilston and Dudley also attended.

“This was a severe fire on the second floor of a three-storey building, sub-divided into bedsits.

“Thirteen residents managed to get themselves out before we arrived.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus recovered one man from the building but, very sadly, he was confirmed by the ambulance service to have died.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this incident. Our investigations into how the fire started are continuing this morning.”

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.