Tyne & Wear

Man dies in fire at Consett flat

A man has died in a fire at an upper-floor flat in County Durham.

Emergency services were called to Jubilee Court, Moorside, Consett, on Sunday morning by a fire alarm.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and quickly extinguished the fire. A man was rescued from the flat but was pronounced dead at the scene.

A joint investigation by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service and Durham Police is under way.

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