THE cause of a caravan blaze in which a popular Oxenhope man died is still unknown.

Tributes to Clem Holmes poured in following his death in the incident, which occurred in the early hours of June 9.

A report to go before West Yorkshire Fire Authority next Friday, providing an update on all recent fatal fires in the region, says investigations are continuing into the Oxenhope blaze – although there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

The report says Clem, who was 73, lived alone in a wooden building attached to the caravan on West Shaw Lane.

It adds: “The fire involved both the caravan and the attached outbuilding. Both were heavily damaged by the fire and all combustibles were consumed. There were numerous potential ignition sources. Joint investigations are continuing with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Yorkshire Police to identify the potential cause of this fire.”

Following the fire, dozens of people paid tribute to "the Oxenhope legend".

Clem spent his working life as a mechanical engineer, particularly specialising in cranes, and for many years worked at Keighley firm John Feather.

Nephew Mathew Holmes described him as "a lovely bloke".