Man dies in Carlisle house fire

A man has died following a house fire in Carlisle.

Police and fire services were called to the house on Newtown Close at 7 pm last night, where they pronounced the man dead at the scene.

An investigation into the blaze has been launched and police are currently working to find out the cause of the fire.

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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.