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Man, 45, dies in Sedgefield flat fire

Three fire engines were sent to the fire in Sedgefield
Image caption Three fire engines were sent to the fire in Sedgefield

A man has died in a flat fire in Sedgefield, near Newton Aycliffe.

Crews were alerted to a fire in a flat in Wellgarth Mews, Sedgefield at 01:45 BST.

Three fire engines were sent and firefighters had to force their way into the flat, where they found Lakhbir Uppal, 45, in a ground-floor room.

County Durham & Darlington Fire and Rescue Service are working with Durham Constabulary to establish the cause of the fire.

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