Police confirm one man dead in house fire

Cumbria police confirm that a man died in this morning’s house fire at Ambleside.

At 7:30 am on Tuesday 31 December 2013, Cumbria Fire and Rescue alerted the police to a fire on Bridge Street, Ambleside.

People were located inside the property. Despite receiving medical attention, the man sadly died.

The other occupant, a woman, was not injured.

Police are asking for people to remain away from the area while emergency services continue to deal with the incident. There is a diversion in place on North Road, but this is not suitable for large vehicles and these drivers should seek alternative routes.