Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield house fire: Man dies in 'tragic' blaze

A man has died in a "tragic" fire at a house in Sheffield in the early hours.

Firefighters were called to an address in New Cross Drive, Woodhouse, at about 05:30 GMT, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said.

The fire was thought to have started in a ground-floor room next to the kitchen, and was put out by crews from three stations, it added.

Andy Hayter, from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, said crews had discovered a man "who sadly could not be revived".

He said another crew wearing breathing apparatus searched the rest of the house and confirmed there were no other casualties.

A joint fire and police investigation "to establish the cause of the fire" is under way.

"I'd like to pass on our deepest condolences to the family, and all involved, in what is a really tragic incident," Mr Hayter said.

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