Neighbours have described how firefighters and paramedics fought to save the life of a man who died after a fire at a former care home.
Fire and ambulance crews were called to the former Manor House care home in High Street, Easington Lane, in the early hours of this morning.
One woman, who did not wish to be named, said: "It was about twenty past three.
"We saw the blue lights and heard a generator. There were about three fire engines and police cars."
The woman's husband described the efforts emergency crews had made to save the victim's life.
"We saw them trying to resuscitate somebody," he said.
"They were trying to revive him - it looked like the firemen. Then the stretcher came out.
"They put him on the stretcher but then they put him down and started trying to resuscitate him again."
This morning's fire comes just days after the building was at the centre of an earlier police incident when a man was allegedly involved in a rooftop stand-off with officers.
"This used to be a very quiet area until just recently," said the woman we spoke to after the fire.
"I was absolutely lovely. It has just recently changed and I don't know the reason why."