York & North Yorkshire

York house fire: 97-year-old man found dead

The body of a 97-year-old man has been found in a burning bungalow in York.

Firefighters found the man after they were called to the property in Bellhouse Way, in the Foxwood area of the city, on Tuesday evening.

Police said the man, who has not yet been formally identified, was the sole occupant of the house.

The building was severely damaged, but both the fire service and the police confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The fire started in the living room of the property where the man had been sitting on a chair."

A post-mortem examination will be held to determine the cause of death.

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