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Man dies in basement flat fire in Hastings

A man has died in a fire at a basement flat in Hastings, fire crews have said.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to Calvert Road just after 0600 GMT by a concerned neighbour.

A spokeswoman said a middle-aged man was found dead within the property. There are no reports of any other injuries.

She said the fire has been put out but crews remained dampening down at the scene.

An investigation is under way into the cause of the blaze.

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