Man, 74, dies after fire breaks out at flat in Rothwell
The incident happened at around 12.30pm yesterday (Monday).
Police were called to the scene at Wood Drive by the fire service where a 74-year-old was pronounced dead.
He was living in the flat alone and police have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances.
Neighbours called emergency services after hearing a loud bang and seeing smoke coming out of the flat.
The air ambulance was also called and landed in a nearby field.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "At 12:31pm yesterday (17/5) police were contacted by the fire service who were attending a fire at a flat in Wood Drive, Rothwell
"A 74-year-old man, who was the sole occupant of the address, was pronounced dead at the scene.
"There were no suspicious circumstances and the Coroner’s Office has been informed."