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Man dies after Plymouth garage fire

Scene of fire in Furzehatt Park Road
Image caption Three people were treated after the fire broke out in Furzehatt Park Road

A man in his 70s has died after a fire in the garage of a house in Plymouth.

Emergency crews were called to the garage in Furzehatt Park Road, Elburton, at about 11:30 GMT.

The man, who lived in the house, was initially taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries but later died.

His wife was also taken to hospital for treatment. Her condition is not known. Their son was treated for the effects of breathing in smoke, police said.

An investigation had begun into the cause.

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