Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man dies in Portsmouth high-rise flat fire

A 71-year-old man has died in a fire at a high-rise block of flats in Portsmouth.

Fire crews were called just after 1700 BST after the blaze started in the kitchen of the property in All Saints Road.

Residents were evacuated but no-one else was hurt. Police said the fire is under investigation but it is not being treated as suspicious.

The man lived alone and his next of kin have been informed, police added.

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