A man who died following a house fire in Penrith has been named.
Mr John Howard Bell, who was 66, died after a fire in his home on Tyne Close in Penrith. Mr Bell, who was commonly known as Howard, was rescued from the blaze but died at the scene.
There are no suspicious circumstances and the case has been passed to the coroner.
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