Body found at scene of King’s Lynn fire

PUBLISHED: 10:47 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:16 04 September 2018

A house in Losinga Road, King's Lynn, has been gutted by fire  Picture: Chris Bishop

A house in Losinga Road, King's Lynn, has been gutted by fire Picture: Chris Bishop

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A body has been found after a fire in King’s Lynn in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Norfolk police have said the death is currently being treated as unexplained and the cause of the fire is unknown.

Flames tore through a semi-detached home in Losinga Road, King’s Lynn, in the early hours of Sunday, September 2.

The house in Losinga Road, King's Lynn, where a person died in a fire Picture: Chris BishopThe house in Losinga Road, King's Lynn, where a person died in a fire Picture: Chris Bishop

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 4.30am where a body was discovered inside the property.

Firefighters from King’s Lynn, Terrington and Sandringham took more than two hours to put out the blaze. Police closed off Losinga Road and warned people to avoid the area.

A scenes of crime officer at the scene of a house fire on Losinga Road in North Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtA scenes of crime officer at the scene of a house fire on Losinga Road in North Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The roof and first floor of the house have collapsed, while the fire has also damaged the house next door.

Neighbour Michael Jordan said: “I got a call from my mum, she said there’s a great big fire. It’s gutted it.

A body has been discovered in a house on Losinga Road in North Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtA body has been discovered in a house on Losinga Road in North Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

“We were told there was no-one in. The floor boards have all collapsed, the beams have gone as well, it’s a complete tear-down.”

One appliance was still at the scene this morning, while engineers were working to seal off the gas supply.

A scenes of crime officer at the scene of a house fire on Losinga Road in North Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtA scenes of crime officer at the scene of a house fire on Losinga Road in North Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

A seal has been put in place while fire investigators carry out enquiries.

It is likely to remain in place on the property until at least tomorrow, Monday, September 3, whilst Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) and fire investigators carry out enquiries to establish the cause.

A body has been discovered in a house on Losinga Road in North Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtA body has been discovered in a house on Losinga Road in North Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

A Norfolk Police spokesperson said: “As a result of police contact the matter has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC), as is standard procedure.”

An aerial ladder was used to tackle the fierce blaze  Picture: SubmittedAn aerial ladder was used to tackle the fierce blaze Picture: Submitted

The rooff of the house has been completely destroyed  Picture: Chris BishopThe rooff of the house has been completely destroyed Picture: Chris Bishop

Smoke billowing from the house at the height of the blaze  Picture: SubmittedSmoke billowing from the house at the height of the blaze Picture: Submitted

Firefighters from King's Lynn, Terrington and Sandringham attended the incident  Picture: SubmittedFirefighters from King's Lynn, Terrington and Sandringham attended the incident Picture: Submitted

The house in Losinga Road, King's Lynn, where a person died in a fire Picture: Chris BishopThe house in Losinga Road, King's Lynn, where a person died in a fire Picture: Chris Bishop

The house in Losinga Road, King's Lynn, where a person died in a fire Picture: Chris BishopThe house in Losinga Road, King's Lynn, where a person died in a fire Picture: Chris Bishop

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