Man dies in 'explosion' and fire at Littleport house

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A man has died in a fire at a house in Cambridgeshire.

Residents in Kingsmead Court, Littleport, reported hearing an explosion at about 11:50 BST on Sunday.

A spokesman from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue confirmed a man's body was found inside the property.

Crews took about seven hours to put the blaze out. They were assisted by a team from Norfolk Urban Search and Rescue and an investigation unit from Hertfordshire.

Clive Webber, who lives nearby, said: "There was a tremendous bang and within a few minutes the whole place was alight.

"Flames were coming right out of the house.

"There were three fire crews here, an ambulance going up and down the street about three times during the day, and the police were all over the place. It was really very serious."

The man's death is being treated an unexplained by Cambridgeshire Police and an investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

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