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Man dies and woman in hospital after Darlaston fire

The house in Darlaston
Image caption The fire happened at a house off St Lawrence Way, in Darlaston

An 82-year-old man has died in a fire at a house in the West Midlands.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the property off St Lawrence Way, in Darlaston, at about 02:45 GMT.

The ambulance service said the man had been confirmed dead at the scene and a woman, 80, from inside the house had been sent to Walsall Manor Hospital.

A man who lived near to the house was also treated for the effects of smoke inhalation. The fire is not believed to be suspicious.

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