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Abingdon house fire: Pensioner aged 93 dies in blaze

  • 27 January 2014
  • From the section Oxford

A 93-year-old man has died in a house fire in Oxfordshire.

Fire crews in breathing gear entered the building in Preston Road, Abingdon, after the alarm was raised at about 18:00 GMT on Sunday.

Firefighters fought to stop the flames spreading but the occupant had already died by the time they got to him.

Police said his death was being treated as unexplained. Oxfordshire fire service said the cause was not thought to be suspicious.

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