A HOUSE fire in Gawber which killed a local man is not being treated as suspicious by police. Emergency services were called to the blaze on Treelands, Gawber, at about 4am. Police and fire service officers are investigating.

A police spokesman said: "A man believed to be in his early 50s has died. Fire investigators and police are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire."

Police confirmed today that they are not treating the incident as suspicious. Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident 121, of May 28.