51-year-old man dead after house fire in Brooks, Alta.


A 51-year-old man is dead after an early morning house fire Saturday in Brooks, Alta.

RCMP said rescue crews were called to a home on Greenbrook Road at 3:50 a.m. on Jan. 1.

When crews arrived at the scene, two residents of the residence had already evacuated, but a 51-year-old man was still inside.

RCMP said that fire crews entered the home and rescued the man, but he died as a result of his injuries.

RCMP are investigating the cause of the fire alongside the medical examiner and fire officials, but said the fire is not believed to be suspicious.

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Brooks is located about 185 kilometres southeast of Calgary.

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