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Man dies and another injured in a house fire

The property on Belle Grove West Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A man has died and another injured in a house fire.

Emergency services were rushed to the property on Belle Grove West, Newcastle at 12.27am on Monday and put out the flames.

A 43-year-old man was taken to hospital but sadly died of his injuries.

Police say his family is being supported by specialist officers.

The property on Belle Grove West Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 36-year-old man was also taken to hospital with non-life-threateninginjuries to his leg.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said:

An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 14 221018."

– Northumbria Police