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Man dies after kitchen fire

One man has been confirmed dead after a fire in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

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Ryde kitchen fire victim named

Police have named the man who died in a Kitchen fire in Ryde on the Isle of Wight as Justin Martin Bell.

The 82-year-old who was from St Thomas Street in Ryde was rescued from his home after a fire broke out at just before 6pm on Tuesday.

Mr Bell died at St Marys Hospital in Newport later that evening. Mr Bell's 81-year-old wife, Mary Bell was transported to hospital suffering with smoke inhalation along with a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, who had tried to help Mr Bell get out of the house.

A 26-year-old woman and a 54-year-old local woman, who had also tried to assist, were treated at the scene.

An inquest is due to be opened on 19 November 2013.

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