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Friday, 2 November 2007, 10:59 GMT
Elderly man dies after house fire

A man has been found dead after a fire at a house in Cornwall.

Emergency services were called to the fire at Pendarves Road in Camborne at about 0830 GMT.

A spokesman for Cornwall Fire Service said three fire engines attended and described the building as being well-alight.

An elderly resident was pronounced dead at the scene. The road is closed and diversions are in place. The cause of the fire is being investigated.