Body found at scene of King’s Lynn fire

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 - Credit: Archant

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 Bishop

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

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

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


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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 Burt

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

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

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

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 Burt

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

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: Submitted

An aerial ladder was used to tackle the fierce blaze Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

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

The rooff of the house has been completely destroyed Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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

Smoke billowing from the house at the height of the blaze Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

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

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

The 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 Bishop - Credit: Archant

The 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 Bishop - Credit: Archant

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