John Howard Bell named as man who died in Penrith house fire

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A 66-year-old man who died after being rescued from a house fire in Penrith has been named.

John Howard Bell, from Tyne Close, who was known locally as Howard, was treated for serious injuries by paramedics but died at the scene.

Emergency services were called to the house at about 09:15 BST on Thursday.

A police spokesman said there were no suspicious circumstances and officers were working with the fire service to establish how the fire started.

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