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Dinnington house fire: Man's body found

Meadow Street in Dinnington, Rotherham
Image caption The house fire was at a semi-detached property on Meadow Street in Dinnington, Rotherham

The body of a man has been found in a house fire in South Yorkshire.

Fire and rescue crews went to the semi-detached property on Meadow Street in the Dinnington area of Rotherham at about 01:30 BST on Wednesday.

South Yorkshire Police believe the man was 66-year-old Robert Walton but is yet to formally identify him.

About 30 firefighters dealt with the blaze. Police said they are not looking for anyone in connection with the fire at the property.

Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire and Mr Walton's death.

A forensic post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out later.

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