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Monday, 19 November 2007, 15:59 GMT
Fatal home fire victim identified

An elderly man who died when he became trapped inside his burning home has been named by police.

James Adams, 76, died at the scene of the fire on Sunday morning in College Road, Deal, Kent.

Police said his wife managed to get out of the property and raise the alarm. Two officers and several members of the public tried in vain to reach Mr Adams.

Fire and police teams said the cause of the blaze was unclear, but the incident was not being treated as suspicious.

Crews from two engines were unable to save Mr Adams from the fire in the early hours of Sunday.