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Man dies after fire in Exeter

The fire happened on Coombe Street

A man has died after a fire in Exeter.

Police and fire crews were called to the address in Coombe Street at around 5 o'clock yesterday evening where they found the body of a man.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing and police are asking any witnesses to contact them.



Major city fire caused by 'electrical fault'

Firefighters say a major fire in the centre of Exeter which took nearly 12 hours to get under control was most likely started by an "electrical fault".

15 crews were called to tackle the blaze at it's height, after smoke started billowing out of Richer Sounds basement.

The incident at the electrical store happened in July, with roads having to be closed and nearby residents evacuated. Luckily no one was seriously hurt.

The aftermath of the fire which started at Richer Sounds
15 fire crews attended the scene at its height
Roads were closed for more than 24 hours and nearby residents evacuated
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