Body found at scene of King's Lynn fire
PUBLISHED: 10:47 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:16 04 September 2018
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.
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.
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.
“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 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 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.”