Tyne & Wear

Man, 62, dies in house fire in Ashington

A 62-year-old man has been found dead after a fire broke out in a house in Northumberland.

Emergency crews tackled the blaze, at 17:30 GMT on Christmas Day, in Ashington, where they discovered the man's body inside the house.

No-one else was injured in the fire, in Elgin Close, in the Bedlington Station area of the town.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue said the cause of the fire is currently being investigated.

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