A MAN has died following a Christmas Day blaze at his Dalton home.
Three fire crews tackled the fire at the house in Long Lane at 9.45pm.
The blaze is believed to have engulfed the stairs in the terraced property.
The man, who has not been identified, was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary suffering from smoke inhalation but later died.
A shocked neighbour said: "There was no indication there was anything wrong. Then I heard voices and there were sirens and lights and the police, fire and ambulance services were all at the house.
"It's absolutely terrible. He was a lovely man and it's just so shocking.
"For it to happen on Christmas Day just makes what is already a tragedy even worse."
Fire investigators are probing the cause of the blaze but there are no suspicious circumstances.