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Two killed in Walkden house fire

Police have launched a joint investigation after two people died in a house fire in Walkden.

Shortly before 3.50am this morning Saturday 24 November 2018, officers were called to an address on Edge Fold Crescent, Walkden following a report of a fire.

A GMP spokesman said: “Sadly, a man and a woman believed to be in their 80s were pronounced dead at the scene.

“The fire is not currently being treated as suspicious.

“A joint investigation between police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is underway.

“Edge Fold Crescent is currently closed to traffic as a scene remains in place outside the property.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

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