Man dies after Northallerton house fire

A man has died following a house fire near Northallerton.

Neighbours and fire crews tried to rescue the man, who has yet to be been formally identified, who was in the house at Thornton-le-Moor, near Northallerton, yesterday afternoon.

Investigations are continuing as to how the fire started, but nothing suspicious is believed to have been found.

Fire officers have praised the bravery of the man's neighbours.