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Man dies in fire at home in Gloucester

The flat on Astor Close, Brockworth. Credit: ITV News

A man has died following a serious fire at a flat in Gloucester overnight.

Crews were called to Astor Close in Brockworth, where the house was well alight.

The fire ripped through the maisonette in Brockworth. Credit: Lucy Townsend

The house was so unstable when fire crews arrived that just moments after they attempted to go in but then decided to step back, the roof collapsed.

A man has died following a serious fire in Brockworth. Credit: ITV News

Investigations into the cause of the fire are still ongoing, but Police have told ITV News they do not think it is suspicious.

Fire crews remained on Astor Close for much of the day. Credit: ITV News


Earthquake felt across South West

The earthquake had a 4.4 magnitude Credit: ITV

An earthquake has been felt by people across the South West this afternoon.

The epicentre of the quake was just north-east of Swansea in South Wales with people across the region reporting feeling their homes shake.

The British Geological Survey say it had a 4.4 magnitude - an event which only occurs every two to three years.

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