Southport police have confirmed a man has died in the Kensington blaze.
A man was found inside the house and paramedics treated him, sadly he died shortly after.
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Fire-fighters were called to a fire on Kensington Road, Southport, at approximately 4:00pm this afternoon (Friday 8th August 2014) following reports of a fire.
They arrived on scene within minutes along with police and paramedics.
Several people taken out on stretchers and rushed to Southport & Formby DGH by ambulance.
Their conditions are unknown at the present time.
Emergency services are still on scene dealing with the incident.
The Major incident unit and CID are on scene.
Update to follow
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