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Horsham fire: Man dies and another injured in house blaze

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image captionPolice, fire and ambulance crews were called out to the blaze

A man in his 90s has died in a house fire overnight in West Sussex.

Another elderly man was injured in the fire in Bishopric, Horsham, Sussex Police said.

Police officers noticed the blaze at 19:30 GMT on Monday as they were on patrol, and alerted fire crews. West Sussex Fire and Rescue had urged people to avoid the area as they attended.

A police spokesman said: "The body of a man in his 90s was found inside the house."

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image captionAnother man is in hospital with injuries

A second man found at the address was treated at hospital for burn injuries to his hands and smoke inhalation. He was later discharged, the spokesman said.

Officers said the incident was being treated as unexplained but was not suspicious at this stage.

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