POLICE are investigating after an elderly man died in a house fire in Bridgend late on Wednesday, April 21.

South Wales Fire and Rescue were called to the property at 11:50pm with crews from Pencoed and Bridgend responding.

Officers are still at the property, Vernon House Flats, where the victim is believed to have been a resident, whilst they try and ascertain the cause of the blaze.

Family members of the victim are “aware and are being supported,” said a South Wales Police spokesman.

“The fire had spread to the flat above in the two storey block. The incident was declared over at 00:58,” a spokesman said.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

The road is still cordoned off this morning, Thursday April 22.