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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after house fire

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after a house fire in Gateshead.

A 53-year-old man suffered serious burns and died in hospital this morning, after the fire at a property on Redemarsh at around 6.30pm yesterday.

A 45-year-old man is being questioned by police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Fatal house fire in Middlesbrough

One person has died in a house fire in Middlesbrough this morning.

Police were called to the address in Burlam Road just after 10.20am today where they found the body of a person inside the house.

Officers do not believe that anyone else was inside the house at the time.

A joint investigation has been launched with the fire service to determine the cause of the fire.

Fire in Newcastle city centre

Fire fighters are currently tackling a blaze on Melbourne Street.

It's believed the fire has been contained to one area of a building and at the moment one woman has been taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation.

The road is closed from Trafalgar Square to Swan House roundabout but it's expected to open in the next hour.

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