Man tragically dies after being rescued from a house fire in Newcastle

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The blaze broke out at 2am on Sunday morning.

A man has tragically died after being rescued from his home in Walker.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) were called to a fire at a property on Wilton Avenue at 2am on Sunday morning.

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Firefighters rescued a 43-year-old man from the home but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, despite paramedics best efforts.

The fire was tackled and contained to prevent it spreading to other properties before being fully extinguished.

Area Manager Ken Corbett, of TWFRS, said: “Our thoughts go out to the man’s family during this incredibly difficult time.

“I want to applaud the crews for their swift actions in providing emergency care for the man before our colleagues from the North East Ambulance Service arrived.

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“Any death in the region is a tragedy and we are working hard alongside Northumbria Police in a joint investigation into the circumstances around the fire.”

Crews from Byker, Gosforth and Newcastle Central Community Fire Stations were deployed and the first crew arrived within four minutes.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the man who has sadly passed away at this difficult time.

“Officers do not believe the death to be suspicious, or that there was any third-party involvement.

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“An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing and a report has been made for the coroner.”

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