UPDATE: Fatal house fire not suspicious

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There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding a house fire which left one man dead, say police.

Firefighters from Barnsley, Tankersley and Cudworth fire stations responded to the incident on Darley Avenue, Athersley at around 1.55am today.

The first floor of the semi-detached, brick built house was well alight and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property to search for casualties.

A man, believed to be in his 60s, was sadly found to have died.

No one else is thought to have been inside the property at the time of the incident.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Formal identification has not yet taken place and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

At this time, there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.”