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Posted on 09:10:00 on 16th October 2020

Police can confirm that a man has died following a fire at a property at Rydal Close, Wigton

Officers were called at around 4pm yesterday (Oct 16) by Cumbria Fire and Rescue service.

A 92-year-old man from Wigton was an occupant in the property when the fire was alight.

The death is not believed to be suspicious at this time. Police are working with Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service to investigate the circumstances leading to the fire.

The Coroner has been informed and police are supporting his family.

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