Update: One person found dead inside burning bungalow in Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds

Emergency services at the scene of a fire at a bungalow in Drovers Rise, Stanton.

Emergency services at the scene of a fire at a bungalow in Drovers Rise, Stanton. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters tackling a house blaze have discovered a body at the home in Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds.

A neighbour dialled 999 at around 4am after spotting flames coming from the bungalow in Drovers Rise.

Firefighters, police officers and paramedics arrived at the scene where an older man, who is understood to have lived at the property, was reported missing.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: 'One person has been found deceased inside the home.'

Homes nearby were evacuated and cordons put in place.

Firefighters are currently making sure the area is safe before the 10 to 12 residents affected will be allowed back into their homes.

The police spokeswoman added: 'Inquiries will now get underway at the scene to determine the cause of the blaze.'

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Firefighters from Ixworth, Elmswell and Bury St Edmunds tackled the flames.

Anyone with information about the fire should call police on 101.

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