Fire investigators say they are not treating a blaze a house on Treelands, in Gawber Barnsley as suspicious. The man that died is understood to be in his early 50s and has not yet been formally identified.
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The club is expected to make an official announcement in the next 24 hours.
Officers are keen to speak with anyone who saw two men behaving suspiciously outside The Picture House pub just before the fire began.
Police say a wheelie bin was set alight and pushed against the front door of a ground floor flat