Man dies in Sunderland blaze

The scene of a fire in Washington Street, Millfield, Sunderland
The scene of a fire in Washington Street, Millfield, Sunderland
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A MAN was killed today as a house fire erupted in a quiet Sunderland street.

Stunned neighbours told how they were woken up in the early hours of the morning as firefighters desperately battled the flames to save those inside.

Three other people managed to escape with their lives after the blaze broke out at about 12.45am in Washington Street, Millfield.

The body of the 46-year-old was later recovered from the bedroom of the cottage.

Police have not formally identified the victim.

Two men, aged 25 and 26, and a woman, 47, managed to escape from the property before firefighters arrived at the scene.

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