Saffron Walden house fire: Man's death 'unexplained'

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image captionThe cause of the blaze was yet to be established, the fire service said

A man has died in a house fire, police have said.

A neighbour called emergency services to the address on Blacklands Close, Saffron Walden at about 02:30 GMT.

The man, who was in his 50s, was found inside the property, but died at the scene, Essex County Fire Service said.

Essex Police said his death was being treated as "unexplained", while a spokesman for the fire service said the cause of the blaze was yet to be established.

He added that it had been recorded as "both possibilities" of "accidental or deliberate".

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