BREAKING: Man found dead in Malton house fire

90-year-old man found dead at the scene
90-year-old man found dead at the scene
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A 90-year-old man has been found dead at a house fire in Malton.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and North Yorkshire Police attended the blaze in Fitzjohn Close, off Rainbow Lane in Malton.

A police spokesperson said: "Police were called by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service at about 7.45am today, to a report of a house fire on Fitzjohn Close in Malton.

"A 90-year-old man was found by firefighters inside the property. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"Police and fire investigators will carry out a full examination of the property to determine how it started."

Nearby residents in Fitzjohn Close and Dickens Road were evacuated according to a neighbour.