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Man dies in Sunderland house fire

  • 5-10-2011

A man has died in a house fire on Wearside from which two teenagers and a woman managed to escape.

The fire broke out in the bedroom of the property in Washington Street, Millfield, Sunderland, in the early hours of Tuesday.

Three people escaped before crews arrived, and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus later found the 46-year-old man dead in the bedroom.

It is not believed there were any fire alarms fitted at the property.

A spokesman for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Six firefighters entered the property with specialist breathing equipment and protective clothing to rescue the man, but sadly they discovered him deceased in the bedroom, where the fire started.

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