Man dead and one in hospital after Houghton Regis fire
A man has died and another has been taken to hospital after a house fire in Houghton Regis.
Fire crews were called to the terraced house in Chelsea Gardens just before 01:30 GMT, where the fire had started on the ground floor.
A second man, who had also been in the property, was taken to Luton and Dunstable hospital for treatment.
A third person, said to be a neighbour, was treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.
Bedfordshire Fire Service said the man had attempted to help but was beaten back by flames.
It said it was investigating the cause of the blaze.