A PENSIONER who was rescued from a house fire in Kingswinford has died in hospital.

The man, who was in his late 80s, was rescued after a fire broke out at a detached house in Berkeley Drive at 7.10am on Saturday (January 6).

He sadly passed away in hospital the same day - West Midlands Fire Service has announced.

A dog also died in the blaze which is believed to have started accidentally.

The man's wife escaped the fire unhurt.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service said the man "was handed into the care of the ambulance service and taken to hospital."

They added: "Very sadly, the man died later the same day.

"A dog was also recovered from the premises, but did not survive.

"The man’s wife was outside the house when we arrived, with no apparent injuries.

"Our thoughts are with her at this extremely difficult time, and with everyone affected by this tragic incident.

"Our crews were able to contain the fire to two downstairs rooms, although the entire house was affected by smoke.

"Our investigators believe that the fire started accidentally.

"They will prepare a full report for HM Coroner."

Four fire crews attended, from Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, Dudley and Tipton fire stations attended.