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Woman dies in blazing house

One person died following a severe fire at a house, fire officials said.

Two people managed to escape the blazing end-of-terrace property in Buckfast Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire, just before 5am today.

But a third person - a female whose age has not been disclosed - was pronounced dead at the scene, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

Fire control received seven calls about the blaze, which was tackled by crews in eight breathing apparatus, by two main jets and two hose reel jets.

The cause of the fire is unknown and a joint investigation has been launched by the fire service and the police, a fire service spokesman said.

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