Man dies in Carlisle house fire

A man aged 68 died after a house fire in Carlisle. It is thought an old chair became engulfed in flames after a discarded match set fire to a waste paper bin.

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Investigation launched after fatal Carlisle fire

Police and fire services in Cumbria have launched an investigation after a man died following a house fire in Carlisle.

"At this time police officers are working with the fire service to establish the circumstances of this tragic incident.

"Police are in the process of updating family members so no further details of the deceased are being released at this time."

– Inspector Helen Ellis of Cumbria Police

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