Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Fire at Ryde flats kills man on Isle of Wight

A man has died in a fire in a block of flats on the Isle of Wight.

The fire brigade was called shortly after 13:00 GMT to a blaze at Tredegar House in Wood Street, Ryde.

Formal identification and a post mortem examination are yet to be carried out. Police have started an investigation into the cause of the fire.

Residents were evacuated from the block of eight flats as 20 firefighters tackled the blaze at the first floor property. No arrests have been made.

The road was closed for three hours after the fire.

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