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Police not treating fatal house fire as suspicious

Police can confirm they are not treating a fatal house fire in King's Lynn as suspicious.

It's after emergency services were called to Losinga Road shortly after 4.30am on Sunday morning, 2 September 2018.

The body is still yet to be formally identified and a post mortem examination will take place in due course.

Multi-agency Fire Investigation work is still continuing, led by Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service, to determine the cause and contributory factors of this fire.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "This incident is not believed to be suspicious and our thoughts are with all those affected by this accidental fire in the home which has sadly resulted in a loss of life. Resources will continue to remain in the area to offer support, guidance and Home Fire Risk Checks to our local community.”

A seal was put in place at the property, whilst both police and fire investigators attended; however this has now been lifted.

As a result of police contact, the matter has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC), as is standard procedure, and will now be investigated by Norfolk Police's Proffesional Standards (PSD) department.

Investigation continues into fatal fire - King's Lynn

Police are continuing with their investigations following a fatal fire in King’s Lynn this morning, Sunday 2 September.

Emergency services were called around 4.30am to reports of a fire at an address in Losinga Road where a body was discovered inside the property.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and the cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

A seal remains on the property and is likely to do so until at least tomorrow, Monday 3 September, whilst Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) and fire investigators carry out enquiries to establish the cause.

As a result of police contact the matter has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) as is standard procedure.

 

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Police on scene of house fire - King's Lynn

Emergency services are currently on scene at a house fire in King’s Lynn.

Police and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service were called at approximately 4.30am this morning, Sunday 2 September 2018, to reports of a fire at an address in Losinga Road.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and a seal has been put in place at the scene whilst fire investigators carry out enquiries to establish the circumstances around the incident.