Man in his 60s dies in Swindon house fire

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Everleigh Road in Penhill, Swindon
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Emergency services were called to the blaze on Everleigh Road in Penhill shortly after 02:30 BST on Sunday

A man in his 60s has died in a house fire in Swindon.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at a property on Everleigh Road in Penhill shortly after 02:30 BST on Sunday morning.

Fire crews were able to bring the blaze under control, but the occupant of the house was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Swindon Police.

The force said inquiries were ongoing, but the man's death was not being treated as suspicious at this stage.

A police spokesman added: "The local community are likely to see an increased presence of emergency services in the area."

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The occupant of the house was pronounced dead at the scene of the blaze, police have confirmed

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