Cumbria

Man's body found after Alston house blaze

A man's body has been recovered after a blaze at a house in a Cumbrian town.

Police and firefighters were called to the detached property in The Butts, Alston, on Friday afternoon after reports of the blaze.

Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire and recovered the man's body.

Cumbria Police said the cause of the blaze was being investigated. The force confirmed the man's family had been informed.

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