Police have confirmed that it was a man who died in a house fire on Bridge Street, Ambleside, this morning.
A woman who was also in the house at the time escaped uninjured.
Police are asking for people to remain away from the area while emergency services continue to deal with the incident.
There is a diversion in place on North Road, but it is not suitable for large vehicles.
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