Tyne & Wear

Man dies in Gateshead house fire

A man has died in a house fire on Tyneside, despite the property being fitted with working smoke alarms.

Three appliances were called to the scene in the Greenside area of Gateshead on Tuesday night.

A spokesman for the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service said that an investigation was under way, but the cause was thought to be accidental.

He described the incident as a "terrible tragedy". The name of the victim has not yet been released.

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