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Skewen fatal fire: South Wales Police's passer-by plea

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Image caption Police want to trace a man who helped raise the alarm

A passer-by who helped raise the alarm at a fatal flat fire in Neath Port Talbot is being asked to come forward.

South Wales Police have appealed for help in tracing the man, who alerted one of the occupants of the flats in Skewen.

A 54-year-old man died after the blaze in Dynevor Road at 20:43 BST on Tuesday.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious and the death is being investigated by the coroner's office.

Det Sgt Nigel Morgan of Neath CID said: "We are appealing to trace a man who was walking past the flat at the time of the fire and alerted one of the occupants, who in turn contacted the fire service."

He asked for the man or anyone who knows his identity to call 101, quoting occurrence number 1500157824.

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