Fatal house fire

A man has died in a house fire in South Yorkshire. It happened in Gawber at Barnsley in the early hours of this morning. An investigation is underway.

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Fatal Barnsley house fire

A man has died after his home was engulfed in flames early this morning. The fire is thought to have started in the kitchen of his bungalow in Gawber, near Barnsley. Neighbours were woken by the sound of breaking glass at around 4am and saw thick smoke coming from the bungalow.

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Investigation into fatal house fire

Scene of the fire Credit: Calendar

Fire investigation officers are still trying to discover the cause of a blaze that claimed the life of a man in his fifties in Barnsley.

It is thought the fire started in the kitchen of the bungalow in Gawber.

Neighbours were woken at around 4am by the sound of breaking glass. South Yorkshire Fire Service said the property was not fitted with smoke alarms.

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