A MAN has died following a hire in a flat in the Werneth area of Oldham.

Firefighters and an ambulance were called to the home in Nazeby Walk, at 12.50pm today.

Paramedics already treating the man in his 50s, but despite their best efforts he died at the scene.

A joint investigation between Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and police has been launched to establish the cause of the fire.

Several nearby roads were closed and police cordons put in place while inquiries are ongoing.