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Sheffield flat fire: Man dies in fifth-floor blaze

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Image caption The fire service was called to Martin Street on Friday evening

A man has died in a fire at a block of flats in Sheffield.

Five fire engines were called to the building on Martin Street, Upperthorpe, at 18:30 GMT on Friday after a fire was reported on the fifth floor.

The man, in his 70s, was found in a flat but was pronounced dead at the scene.

A number of residents were evacuated due to smoke in the building. An investigation has started to try to establish the cause of the fire.

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