Fire victim in a stable condition
A woman seriously injured in a fire which claimed a man's life remained in a stable condition in hospital last night.
The fire broke out in a first-floor flat in Victoria Street, Loughborough, on Saturday morning.
Firefighters called to the scene found the 39-year-old man unconscious and carried him outside.
He died in hospital later in the evening.
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The woman, who managed to get out of the flat, was also taken to hospital suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke.
It is understood the couple have two children, who escaped the flat safely.
Firefighters and police helped to evacuate the 14 flats in the three-storey block.
They said the blaze was an accident, caused by combustible materials being left too close to an electric heater.
A file is being prepared by the police for the coroner and an inquest into the man's death is expected to open this week.