Man dies in Sidmouth three-story house fire

Sidmouth fire (Pic: Holli Chalmers) Image copyright Holli Chalmers
Image caption A man in his early 40s died at the scene in Howarth Close

A man has died in a fire that destroyed a three-storey house in Sidmouth, Devon.

The man, who was in his early 40s, died at the scene in Howarth Close.

The emergency services were alerted at about 07:45 BST and three ambulances and fire engines from Honiton, Seaton, Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth were sent to the property.

The cause of the blaze is not known, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said.

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