Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man dies in Waterlooville bungalow fire

Fire in Waterlooville Image copyright Hampshire fire and rescue service
Image caption The ground floor and roof of the semi-detached property in Haslar Crescent were destroyed.

A man has died in a fire which destroyed a house in Hampshire.

More than forty firefighters tackled the blaze which broke out at a bungalow in Haslar Crescent, Waterlooville, shortly before 03:00 BST.

A fire service spokesman said they faced "arduous conditions and a fully developed" fire. The man, who has not been named, died at the scene.

A joint investigation with police is under way. The victim's identity has not yet been confirmed.

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