A man has died following a fire in Wisbech.

Crews from Wisbech were called to a fire in a flat off Churchill Road at around 2.30pm on Thursday March 21.

Firefighters arrived within minutes of being alerted and found a fire on the ground floor of a three-storey building.

They quickly found the casualty, a man in his 60s, and got him to safety. They got the fire under control and prevented it from spreading further.

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Despite administering first aid, the casualty was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire investigation officers worked with police colleagues to carry out a thorough investigation of the property.

It is believed the fire was started accidentally by smoking materials.

The case will now be passed to the coroner.