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Man dies in Townhill Park flat fire

Townhill Park, Southampton
Image caption Police and fire officers are investigating the blaze

A man has died in a fire at a block of flats on an estate in Southampton.

The blaze broke out in the first floor flat at Dyneley Green in Townhill Park, at about 19:40 BST on Thursday.

The man, aged 69, was found dead in an armchair in the lounge of the flat by firefighters. No-one else was injured during the fire.

An investigation into the blaze, which is not being treated as suspicious, is being carried out by police and the fire service.

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