Man dies in Brandon explosion

A man has died in a house fire in County Durham. Fire crews received multiple calls about an explosion at a property in Moor Edge, in Brandon.

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Fire and Rescue Service: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this tragic time"

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the gentleman at this tragic time.

"As a Service we aim to protect and educate the members of our communities about the dangers of fire.

"At a time like this we are reminded of the dangers of fire and urge all residents to take up our offer of free Home Fire Safety Advice and to fit smoke alarms in their properties.

"If you already have a smoke alarm, remember to test it once a week”.

– Stuart Errington, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

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