Man dies in Penrith house fire

A man has died in a house fire in Cumbria.

Emergency services were alerted by a member of the public to the blaze in Tyne Close Avenue, Penrith, at about 09:00 BST.

A man, who has not yet been named, but is believed to be in his 60s, was treated for serious injuries, but was declared dead at the scene.

A police spokesman said officers were working with the fire service to establish how the fire started.

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