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Dudley man dies in 'deliberate' house fire

A local man has been killed after what police are calling a 'deliberate' house fire in Dudley yesterday evening.

A woman and two boys, aged 9 and 15, managed to escape the blaze on Wood Street, in Holly Hall and were taken to hospital as a precaution.

The street was closed for ten hours and surrounding properties were evacuated, whilst firemen tackled the blaze.

Detective Inspector Simon Astle, from Force CID said:

This was a major fire, started deliberately, which has claimed a man's life and was so fierce that the property has been left in a dangerous state.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the blaze and the man killed is yet to be named.

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