Man dies after Darlington house fire

A man has died following a house fire on Teesside.

Emergency services were called to the Elmcroft area of Darlington just before 20:30 GMT on Friday.

Firefighters arrived to find the property in flames and rescued the man who had become trapped inside.

He was given treatment while paramedics travelled to the scene but he was pronounced dead a short time later. An investigation into the cause of the blaze is under way.

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