Update:

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.

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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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