Man arrested over fatal Torquay house fire

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Ellacombe Road, Torquay
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Emergency services were called to a blaze at a house on Ellacombe Road, Torquay on Saturday night

A man has been arrested after a fatal house fire overnight, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called out to the blaze on Ellacombe Road in Torquay at about 23:10 BST on Saturday.

The victim, in his 30s, was found dead inside the property after the fire had been extinguished, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

A man in his 50s, from Torquay, has been arrested and remains in police custody.

The cause of death is being treated as unexplained and investigations are ongoing, officers said.

A cordon has been set up around the house.

The dead man's next of kin have been informed. Formal identification is yet to be completed.

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