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Man dies in flat fire

A man's died in a house fire in Southampton.

Crews were called to the mid-terrace property - which was split into two flats, on Winchester Road at 03:47am.

A woman was woken up by embers falling into her bedroom, from the ceiling. She managed to get out .

When firefighters arrived they discovered a severe fire was located in the first floor flat. They found and rescued a man. The 61 year old was taken to hospital, but he later died. Police have told his family.

The woman from the ground floor was also taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

An investigation will take place to determine the cause of the fire.